I was just gonna suggest that, Ben! Thanks! Knitting a manly scarf has ALOT to do with the yarn you use. And, I think a simpler pattern is best. The scrunchable pattern (you can find it on Ingy's link) is nice because its soft and warm. And not too plain. You can "girl it up" by adding a crochet border on the ends, or leave it plain for a manly lo0ok.