A Wee Neckerchief by Jo Kelly

A Wee Neckerchief

March 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
60 - 70 yards (55 - 64 m)
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This pattern makes us so happy! Mica wanted a neckerchief: something to use up those leftovers of utterly beautiful yarns which we all keep, in the hope of ‘using in a colourwork project? maybe some edging?’ They’re far too lovely to throw away and so sit in our stashes for years. Something with an i-cord edging and a button at the back. A couple of tries later, Jo had come up with this: it’s a super simple pattern with a few regularly-placed short rows to even out the gauge, and a nifty i-cord button loop as well. Shown in Ginger Twist Studio hand-dyed yarns, with buttons by Textile Garden. Make loads!

Note that although the entry here is for DK yarn, this can be made in any weight from 4-ply (fingering) up to aran. There are no gauge measurements listed as it will depend on your chosen weight of yarn and its fibre content: the aim is to achieve a relaxed gauge that will give good drape to the final neckerchief. With a silk/merino blend (turquoise) I used a 4.5mm needle. In the grey version (in Ginger’s Hand Dyed Rock Sock, 4-ply, 100% BFL) I used a 3.75mm needle: I chose a needle size that’s approximately one to two sizes bigger than I would normally choose if I knit stockinette stitch in the yarn.

You will need approx. 25-35g of yarn (1 - 1.25oz).