Its relaxing to work with very nice quality wools or other natural fibers. I spin as some of you know. On a spindle. And I crochet too. But knitting is the one thing that I find I have enough mastery over that I don’t sweat the small or large challenges that might arise.
The above neck warmer was knit with Noro sock yarn (found on clearance at the local yarn shop). The body of the warmer is my own design and the flower comes from a book that I have on knitting and crocheting flowers. I will update with a title upon demand since the book is upstairs and I don’t want to go up stairs right now.
The body of the warmer is knit in a tube on circular needle, size 5 U.S.
caste on an even number of stitches to desired width of neck warmer.
Knit several rows for seam
rows1-5: knit 2 purl 2 across
rows -6-10- purl 2 knit 2 across
10-15 knit 2 purl 2
15-20 knit across.
Repeat until 2/3rds of desired length and then decrease knit 1, knit 2 together across
knit in pattern for another sequence of rows and do another decrease. Knit in pattern to 10 rows before desired length then divide stitches in half as precisely as you can. You need to add a button hole on each side of the neck warmer. Knit five more rows in pattern. Bind off
turn inside out and sew up the wider seam.
Turn back to right side and sew up button hole.
Okay, thats it. I will answer questions but writing patterns does not make me happy. I design a lot of my own knitting but they tend to be one of a kind because of this lack of interest in pattern writing. Sorry.