Neck warmer (Free pattern)

You can download the instructions (and the charts) in pdf format here. Read the blog post where I write about this pattern here

Size

Height 21cm and width 21.5 cm x 2.

Materials needed:

Main color (MC) 30 gr Romanian Merino (fiber mill Baicoi)

Contrast color (CO) 30 gr Heritage (batch 1 dark, fiber mill Baicoi, production year 2016)

5 double pointed knitting needles or cable needles size 2.5 (EU) (or size needed to get gauge)

Gauge:

26 stitches and 32 rows = 10 cm in color work

Directions

This neck warmer is worked in the round. With MC, cast on with a stretchy method 120 stitches and divide them equally on 4 DPNs. 

Round 1 to 3: knit the ribbing (2 knit, 2 purl)

Round 4 and 5: continue knitting in MC. 

From round 6 to 8, add CC and work Chart 1. 

Round 9 and 10: repeat Round 4 and 5.

From Round 11 start working Chart 2. The color work pattern is based on the repetition of a block with the dimension:12 stitches x 10 rows. 

After working the motif block for a number of 50 rows (5 repetitions), work an additional Round 1 to 4 from Chart 2.

Continue with repeating Round 4 to 8 and end with Rounds 1 to 3. CO with a method of your choice, preferable a stretchy one. 

Wash in lukewarm water, rinse in water with a bit of vinegar, block and dry flat. Enjoy your neck warmer! 

 

Xx,

Ioana

 

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