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Neckwarmer

Spindlicity
Knitting
October 2008
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches = 4 inches in stitch pattern when stretched out
US 9 - 5.5 mm
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Pattern Description from Spindlicity.com: “This neck warmer can be as complex or as simple as you like. These are a great alternative to scarves, which can get tangled or fall off, or even get stuck on or fall into obstacles along the way. I’ll be giving you general instructions with notes for modifications to fit your gauge and size. My neck is pretty long and thin but yours may not be, so try your piece on often to ensure a great fit. The Lake Park version can be modified for any “one sided” stitch pattern, since you won’t have to show the private side of the fabric, so use this as a chance to pick up a stitch you are using in another piece and intersperse it with some ribbing as shown. You can see the other Lake Park designs at http://marniemaclean.com/patterns

For all instructions, the standard fold over neck warmer instructions are shown first, the lake park variant is shown after in brackets . In any instances where only one number is shown, it applies to all versions.

The standard neck warmer is knit with a merino fiber from Spunky Ecclectic. It is Colorway Red Maple from the Almost Solid Series

The Lake Park neck warmer is knit from a merino/viscose fiber from Chameleon Colorworks, in colorway Autumn
Skill

The standard neck warmer is super easy and can be worked by anyone who is comfortable with knitting and purling.
The Lake Park variant is an intermediate project requiring an ability to work slipped stitch patterns, including crossing stitches as you would for cables. There is also a bit more math involved in determining your stitch count, but if you hand in there, you shouldn’t have a problem.”

Supplies:

  • Less than 50 grams of heavy worsted lace weight handspun yarn. In both cases, I have used a 2-ply, but singles are fine as well.

  • US #9 #4 knitting needles

  • Approximately 6 8 Buttons of your choosing. Depending on the length of your neck, you may need more or fewer.

  • Tapestry needle