Saturday, September 27, 2008

Distinguished Gentleman’s Neck Warmer

By Mychawd

Materials:
o US size 7 16” circular needles
o 1 skein Plymouth Indiecita Alpaca 4-ply worsted –shown in black
· 1 skein Classic Elite Inca Alpaca is a good substitution.
o Tapestry Needle to weave in end.

Finished Measurements:
17” circumference, 6” in length

Gauge:
18 sts x 24 rows for 4”

Body:
Using Long Tail Cast on
Cast on 84 stitches
Purl 1 round
K2, *YO, K2tog, K2* repeat across remaining stitches.
Repeat patterned round, always knitting the first two stitches in the round.
When piece measures 5”
K2, *K2tog, K2* repeat across remaining stitches.
Purl 1 round
Bind off .
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Lightly block and enjoy a toasty neck.
© 2008, Mychawd

6 comments:

Stringer Zoo said...

Oh I love it! I hope to try it after I finish the latest pair of socks on the needles.

Jan in Lansing said...

Great pattern and wonderful choice of yarn. But one question - why publish the pattern details but format it so that it's difficult to copy to a more print-friendly format? Just curious.

Thanks though for sharing your work.

KimW said...

This looks like a great pattern. I have one question, though. In the last pattern row, before purling around and binding off, if you k2, then k2tog k2 around, won't the decreased number of stitches make it too tight to put over your head?

Mychawd said...

Hi KimW,
you make a good point. The Boyfriend had no problem slipping it on and off. If you'd rather just Knit a row that would work too. Hope you enjoy knitting it.

annirroc said...

Just finished the pattern today and it looks great! However, I couldn't even pull it over my head - which is much smaller than the person I'm giving this to.

I noticed another pattern recommended the EZ sewn bind off - do you know if this will make the bind off edge more 'stretchy'?

I'm going to try to back up my work to the K2tog row - will be a challenge because of the YO stitches and I'm usually not very good at backing up. Will probably need to reknit this. Oh well, isn't that what Sundays are for?

Nicola said...

Just reached the last rows and thought the same thing as the previous commenters. That the k2togs in the last round will make it too tight. So I'm going to just knit a round then purl a round to finish.