Easy Garter Stitch Neck-Warmer by Tina Irving
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Easy Garter Stitch Neck-Warmer

Knitting
January 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
Not important for this project. Knitted on needles suggested for the Brushed Alpaca Silk.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
One size fits all. If you would like a little wider, cast on a few extra stitches.
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a simple neck-warmer or cowl with a subtle colour change from top to bottom (or visa versa).

Perfect for anyone wanting to try knitting in the round for the first time or for someone who just likes a quick knit…

The Alpaca (4 ply) and the Brushed Alpaca Silk (or Kidsilk Haze) is held together with the colour change coming from changing only the 4 ply yarn. The Brushed Alpaca Silk is used from start to finish and lends a luxury soft feel which most people find itch-free.

Gauge is not terribly important but if you like a looser cowl cast on around 10 extra stitches at the start and cast on 20 extra if you like it super-loose.

You should be able to get 2 garments from the 3 x 50g skeins of Alpaca and 1 x 25g of Brushed Alpaca Silk - I did a little stash-diving to select the yarn for this project and most of what I used was actually left over from other projects.

I used my 5mm Knit-Pro Karbonz Interchangeable needles with the smallest cord I have (12”) and even this felt a little tight until a few rounds were completed.