Ben now has his first Mum-made knitted item. I have finished the inside-out scarf I started a few weeks ago.
That strange colour choice is the school colours. I figured he'd get more wear out of it as a school scarf than anything else. The stripes are made by knitting with both colours at the same time on circular needles, dropping every second stitch into the middle of the fabric by knitting below.
It still needs blocking to make sure the edges stay well tucked under, but it shouldn't change the way it looks.