FreeBee Neckwarmer by Terri Kruse
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FreeBee Neckwarmer

February 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 - 170 yards (137 - 155 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

You can never tell, as a designer, when inspiration is going to strike. I seem to have a knack for finding that certain idea in the oddest of places. The inspiration, in the case, came to me as I was washing dishes one day. I was using a cloth that I had knit very early on in my knitting career. The dishcloth was knit in a “bee stitch” pattern and I remember thinking to myself how much I loved the texture of that stitch pattern. That was the beginning of the idea for this neckwarmer.

This neckwarmer comes in two sizes and can be buttoned two ways.The smaller size is much closer-fitting and the larger is much drapier. It can be buttoned end to end or crossed over in front if you put on all 5 buttons.

1 skein of Malabrigo Worsted Merino (Aran-100 grams/210 yards)
7 (4.5 mm)circular - 24 inches needle
3-5 5/8”- buttons
tapestry needle
Pattern size: smaller(larger)
Gauge: 18 sts over 4 inches in garter stitch