Midwinter Neckwarmer by Runningyarn
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Midwinter Neckwarmer

Knitting
January 2017
Runningyarns Soft Sockyarn, 80% extrafine merino, 20% polyamide
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Colorwork after blocking
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
361 - 383 yards (330 - 350 m)
One size - adjustable
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Das Strickmuster für den Midwinter Neckwarmer (Mittwinter Halswärmer) gibt es jetzt auch auf Deutsch.
In addition to English, the Midwinter Neckwarmer pattern is now available in German.

As my husband and I like to be out in the nature almost every day, doing endurance sports (mostly running and mountainbiking) in all seasons and weather conditions, functional tube shaped neckwarmers are absolutely essential and appreciated accessories.

Around midwinter I suddenly had an idea for a similar close fitting neckwarmer but made from cosy and soft wool. The pattern reminds me not only of the light coming back after the darkest winter days, but also that everything you overcome in life makes you richer in every way.

This pattern includes
a chart
step for step written instructions
as well as instructions for working a stretchy, invisible Tubular Cast On resp. Bind Off
links to video tutorials explaining these CO and BO techniques

Sizes
One size
Adjustable by adding a pattern repeat, resp. adding / removing rows

Finished Size
Length - 30 cm / 12”
Circumference - 52.5 cm / 20.5”

Yarn
Fingering / sock weight yarn - e.g.
Runningyarns Soft Sockyarn 80% extrafine merino / 20% polyamide
100 g = 400 m / 437 yds
Sample Neckwarmer uses approx. 85 g (340 m / 370 yards)

MC / Color A (Night Blue) - approx. 45 g (180 m / 197 yards)
CC / Color B (Off White) - approx. 40 g (160 m / 175 yards)

Gauge
32 sts x 34 rnds 10 cm / 4”
on needles 2.75-3.0 mm (US 2-2.5)
Colorwork after blocking

Needles
Circular needles 2.5 mm (US 1.5)
and 2.75-3.00 mm (US 2-2.5)
depending on gauge

You will find links to video tutorials explaining the special techniques: Tubular Cast On, Tubular Bind Off or Invisible Ribbed Bind Off

Feel free to use the tags #midwinterneckwarmer and #runningyarn on Instagram to share your work and finished neckwarmer!