This pattern is written for any gauge, though it’s ideal for yarn weights ranging bulky to super bulky, or yarns held double or triple stranded.
Cables mix with eyelet holes in this asymmetrical piece complete with i-cords at each end, which can be woven through those holes in tons of configurations, wrapping the cozy, squishy knitwear around your neck and shoulders as you like.
Lemmy has the potential to be an instantly satisfying quick-knit wrap in mega super bulky yarn, or a longer-term-knit loop-able scarf in a finer gauge, making this pattern great for reuse over and over as your knitting moods change. It’s a fun way to use a large quantity of yarn, by triple stranding it, or a fat skein of super bulky.
The orange sample is aran weight yarn held triple stranded; the white sample is bulky weight yarn held triple stranded; the green sample is super bulky weight yarn (single stranded). A photo tutorial is included in the pattern for triple stranding your yarn as you knit!
The entire pattern is written, and the middle repeat section is also charted. There are two width options, and the length can be as long as you want, as the middle section can be repeated as many times as you like (or as many times as your yardage will allow).
This piece is part of the leethal Bulk Trio - 3 neck accessory patterns which are all ideal for bulky or super bulky weights. (Each single pattern is $6; the whole trio is $12.)
from the pattern:
This pattern is written for any gauge, but a yarn weight in the bulky to super bulky weight range is recommended.
If you use a needle size to get a more loose gauge in your yarn, you’ll get a less dense piece with more drape, like the orange sample, which is on size US 19 (15mm) needles with triple stranded aran weight yarn.
If you use needles sized to make a tighter gauge, you’ll have a more dense piece without such drape, like the green sample, which is on size US 13 (9mm) needles with super bulky weight yarn.
The piece works excellently in extra super bulky at a somewhat loose gauge, as you see in the white sample which is triple stranded bulky weight yarn on size US 36 (20mm) needles.
You can choose to use a finer weight yarn for a more narrow piece, and the length can be as long as you want, regardless of gauge.
Three elements determine the size of this piece: gauge, width (out of two choices), and length (work the middle section for as many repeats as you like). You’ll be able to get a wider width by using a larger gauge, but you can get any length using any gauge.
With a finer gauge, for a more narrow width, and a total length of approx 20-22 inches / 50-55 cm, the piece can work as a headband. Or, with a narrow width and a very long length, as a scarf which can wrap around several times and tie around your neck.