Sarah Mayland

Button-Up Neckwarmer

In Knitting/Crocheting, Patterns on 09/04/2010 at 07:01

Free pattern #2!!  As you read this, please keep in mind that I have not written a knitting pattern before, so if you find any errors that I have over-looked, please don’t hesitate to leave me a note in the comments section or on Ravelry. More photos of what this looks like being worn are at the bottom of the post. 

This is the finished piece shown flat...i chose to work the border in seed stitch rather than garter stitch.

 

Gauge/Measurement:  2 sts and 3 rows per inch. finished piece measures 13″ wide and 18″ long. 

Materials:
1 skein of any super-bulky weight yarn of your choice…100 yards should be plenty.
size 17 needles
3 buttons, 1.75″ (4.5 cm) in diameter
sewing thread to match yarn, sewing  needle
tapestry needle to weave in ends. 

A note about the  pattern — the neckwarmer is knit with a garter stitch border, and 3 6×6 cables with reverse stockinette between each cable and the garter stitch border.  The first 3 and last 3 stitches of each row are worked in garter stitch, as well as six rows of garter stitch at the beginning and the end. 

Cable Pattern: 

Rows 1, 3,5 (RS): k3 border sts, p1, k6, p1, k6, p1, k6, p1, k3 border sts
row 2 (and all WS rows): k3 border sts, k1, p6, k1, p6, k1, p6, k1, k3 border sts.
row 7: k3 border sts, *p1, slip next 3 sts off of needle and let them hang to the back of the work. k3 sts from needle.  put the stitches from the back onto the needle and k them.  repeat from * twice more. p1, k3 border sts. 

To make the neckwarmer: 

CO 28 sts
rows 1 & 2:  knit.
row 3: k6, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, k6
rows 4-6: knit. 

work rows 1-7 of cable pattern once, and then rows 2-7 four times.
work rows 2-6 of cable pattern. 

k 6 rows, BO loosely.
sew buttons on the garter stitch border on the RS of the work, making sure they line up with the buttonholes made at the other end of the border. 

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