Dad's footy scarf is finished. It was due on 25 December (his birthday) and I missed the start of the season, delivering it to him last Sunday. Just in time for the start of colder weather.
When I quizzed him about what he would like - size, shape, fibre - all he would say was it should be 'just like the official one on the website'.
I matched the length and width as best I could based on a couple of quick inspections of similar scarves in shops. The number of stripes is the same, as is the tubular construction - a lot of stitches but it does go fast on a circular needle. The yarn is an improvement - 4 ply Filature di Crosa 'Zarina' rather than yucky acrylic.
I did leave out the large 'COLLINGWOOD' lettering - I considered trying it in intarsia, but came to my senses within a few minutes. I think he might get more wear out of the plainer version, anyway.
The badge was purchased on ebay - I couldn't find a current logo anywhere, but 'Premiers 1990' doesn't hurt does it?
The proper length and thickness for the fringe involved a lot of deliberation. I once made K a footy scarf and made the fringe way too short (and it's still waiting for replacement). So I tried to err on the side of a bit too long. I think it's actually about right, based on the 'official' picture.
If you want a plain stocking stitch scarf I recommend the tubular design (like the Harry Potter scarves). Putting on the fringe effectively sews the ends closed. It's got a nice weight and flatness to it, and sits nicely crossed in front or flung over one shoulder, staying on comfortably without tying.