Today I am showing you a quick project I did while on holiday with yarn left over from the Saxon the City stockings: a neckwarmer!
I like small, portable projects like this to take with me when I travel. After my knitting needles were confiscated at an airport once (a set of really nice bamboo double-pointed needles) I daren't take any project in my hand luggage anymore, or I would probably have already finished this on the flight there! I did not use a pattern, since this is a really simple concept. The neckwarmer is diagonally knit in garter stitch. This means that I started at a point, then increased one stitch at each end of every right side row until I was satisfied with the width, and from that point on decreased one stitch at the start of each right side row and increased one stitch at the end of that row. Once you have the length you want, you just start decreasing on both ends of each right side row. The neckwarmer has three buttonholes. The fourth button is a fake! Here is a series of pictures showing how to button it:
This was very easy, fairly quick and the end result is both good-looking and practical! If I were to make something like this again, I would perhaps make it slightly less wide. The yarn is leftover Garnstudio DROPS Lima, a 65% Wool, 35% Alpaca DK weight yarn. I still have some more balls left over (I think the yarn requirements for the Saxon the City stockings were off! I was left with so much even though I knitted three full pattern repeats extra per stocking) so originally I had intended to do a full-length scarf. I had trouble coming up with a nice pattern, though, so in the end I went for this. I will have to see what I do with what is left now!
Hi, I'm Mina and I have a stash problem. This is my way of trying to fix it.
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