Knitted Neck Warmer

Categories: Knitting.

 

I love these neck warmer scarves. They are easy to knit on 2 needles and make up fairly quickly with a repeating pattern. I have never seen this pattern in print (but it must of been at one time) and I use a handwritten pattern that my mother in law gave me over 30 years ago.

This is one that I knit with worsted weight yarn and 4.5 mm needles.

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Cast on 26 stitches.

Row 1 – k8, p8, k1, *yf, k2tog* (4 times) yf, K1

Row 2 – k19, turn p8, K2 * yf, k2tog* (4 times) yf, k1

Row 3 k20, turn, p8, k3 *yf, k2tog* (4 times), yf, k1

Row 4 – k to end

Row 5 – k20, *yf, k2tog* (4 times), yf, k1

Row 6 – k12, p10, turn, k13 *yf, k2tog* (4 times), yf, k1

Row 7 – k13, p10, turn, k23

Row 8 – cast off 5 sts, k9, p8, k8

The above 8 rows form the pattern. Repeat 25 times. Cast off.

I always measure the neck warmer around my neck to see if it is wide enough.  Yarns knit up differently and you want to get a good fit. You can adjust the size of the neckwarmer by knitting more or less repeats of the pattern.

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Stitch 2 buttons on the edge and crochet 2 loops for button loops to fasten.

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This gives you an idea what it looks like … back fastening, front view, flat view, back view, and when wearing it.

On these cold winter days we have had this year it keeps your neck and shoulders warm under your coat.

Here is a print friendly version of my pattern.

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This is not my original pattern.  There are actually a couple of different versions of a similar looking neck warmer that can be found on the internet. I was able to track the pattern down to a publication by Beehive for a cosy neck warmer, pattern #332.   There is also this pattern, which is most likely one of the originals.  The pattern I have is different to both of these, as mine starts with 26 and theirs starts with 38.  There are other differences throughout the pattern as well, yet they both end up looking the same but I imagine mine is a bit smaller.

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