Marelda Neckwarmer by Kelli Slack

Marelda Neckwarmer

December 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
140 - 150 yards (128 - 137 m)
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When the idea for this neckwarmer first came to me, I was in love with the idea of a bit of lace and cables paired with a large button. Of course, I searched all of the usual places first, but nothing fit the image in my head. Thus, the Marelda Neckwarmer was born.

One of the best things about a neckwarmer is how little yarn it uses. This pattern is great for those little bits of yarn that are leftover from another project or for that special bit of yarn you’ve been saving for just the right project. The neckwarmer uses approximately 150 yards of yarn.

This pattern is meant for an adventurous novice knitter or a more experienced mid-level knitter as the chart can be difficult to follow.

Both written and charted directions are included in this pattern. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: 1 Skein Swans Island Organic Washable Sport, Edgecomb Grey, approx. 122 yards for pattern (pictured) OR
(1.5 Skeins Reynolds Odyssey, 104 yards per skein, approx. 156 yards for the pattern, 100% Merino Wool, color #409)

Needle: US 4 (3.5 mm) US 6 (4.0 mm) Hiya Hiya Steel Interchangeable circular needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 6 (5) stitches per inch (spi) and 5.75 rows per inch (rpi) OR 24 (20) stitches & 22 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: Approximately 23 (20) inches long and 7 (7) inches wide

To alter the size: Add or subtract repeats of the chart OR adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the length of the scarf as needed.

Other Notions Needed: 1 large button, matching thread, and a sewing needle