How to Knit a Luxe Neck Warmercomments (5) October 30th, 2008
Actress Tracey Ullman and knitting maven Mel Clark co-authored one of my favorite knitting books, Knit 2 Together, in 2004. Chock full of knitting funnies, great patterns, and helpful hints, it is on the top of my recommended must-have book list. Always on the lookout for something fast and fun, I fell in love with their Luxe Neck Warmer. It’s easy enough for the beginner to tackle but still engaging for the experienced knitter with its feather-and-fan stitch. Pink is a great color not only as a nod to Breast Cancer Awareness Month but also I swear that wearing this subtle shade of pink makes you look 10 years younger!
What you'll need:
- Yarn: heavy worsted in a soft luxury fiber. I used Bouton d' Or Ksar, 50% Camel 50% wool, two balls of 91 yards each
- Needles: US size 10, 16 inches long
- Stitch marker
Step by Step
Cast on 72 stitches loosely with the cable cast-on method. Keep in mind that you want stretchy ends to fit over your head and provide a relaxed fit around your neck, and this cast-on will give you a flexible, good-looking edge. Here’s how you do it:
Make a slip knot, place on left needle. Insert right needle into slip knot as if to knit.
Pull loop forward and place on left needle (2 stitches on left needle).
Insert the right needle between the 2 stitches.
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