Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Cuddle Me Neck Warmer


 
About the Cuddle Me Neck Warmer:
Initially I intended on making this a scarf, but I felt like it was too wide and getting way too heavy.  All I did was seed stitch until the length was enough to wrap around my neck, bind off, and sew buttons on!  I didn't even create button holes because the buttons fit between the stitches.  I like that I don't have button holes because I can choose where I want to button my neck warmer to make it tighter or looser each time I wear it. If you want to use larger buttons, you may need to add button holes in your work.

Neck warmers are great because they keep you so warm but are not as bulky and heavy as scarves.  When I wear scarves underneath my jacket, I usually tuck in the ends anyway -- so why not just wear a neck warmer?

Materials I used:
- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn (color: fisherman); less than 150 yards
- US size 13 straight needles
- 2 buttons



The Cuddle Me Neck Warmer Pattern:
Using US 13 needles, cast on 17 stitches

For each row : *K1, P1*

Repeat the pattern until it is long enough to wrap loosely around your neck.
Bind off.
Sew on buttons.

You can easily customize it to fit your own style:
  • You can make it more/less wide.  If you cast on an even number of stitches, the pattern will be: row 1: *K1, P1*
  • row 2: *P1, K1*
  •  You can use more/less buttons, or different style buttons. If you choose to use larger buttons, you may need to make button holes - so plan in advance!

Abbreviations used in this pattern:
K1= knit one stitch
P1 = purl one stitch


There are endless ways to work off of this simple pattern. Be imaginative! 
Have fun and send me photos if you make something similar :]


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Happy Knitting!

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13 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this pattern! I love the way the seed stitch looks! I'll have to give it a try!

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  2. Simple, effective, and elegant. I'll have to add this pattern to my queue. :)

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    1. : ) awesome!! thank you for commenting :)

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  3. @brandy and @home is best - this is a super quick knit; you can probably get it done in a day! be sure to send me photos if you try it out. I love seeing the finished product when others try my patterns :) happy new year!

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  4. Can you do more videos on the knitting? You're really good at explaining and demonstrating the step by step tutorials! I just learned how to knit and I want to learn how to purl (I did some research after watching your video)!

    I know I'm jumping ahead but I want to see how you make the slouchy hats!

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    1. There are more videos posted on http://www.youtube.com/purllinknitting now : ) check it out when you get a chance! : )

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  5. Thank you this is so easy and beautiful!
    Penney

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment, Penney : )

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  6. I love it! This gives me an idea on what to do with a scarf I started to make but decided it was too wide. I was just going to pull it apart but this is a much better idea!

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    1. Yay, glad you like the concept, too! It's a super quick knit, which I love! Great as a cozy and quick project for a rainy/snowy day indoors!

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    1. thank you so much! thank you for commenting & supporting!

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