Here's an easy neck warmer pattern that's perfect for anyone who wants a simple quick knitting project. And it's so easy and simple to knit you'll want to make more than one. Come on newbies, it's a great for pattern for you too.
whipped up a couple of these one night when it was bitterly cold
outside. One is used as a neckwarmer and one as a knitted headband
to keep my ears and head warm. I didn't really want to make a full
length scarf or anything like that. I just wanted to keep warm
without all the extras if you know what I mean.
This is also a great mens knitting pattern too. In fact it's great for everyone.
I just love the simplicity and versatility of this simple and easy knitting pattern. I hope you do too.
With this neck warmer pattern I used a nice thick acrylic/wool yarn and knit it extra wide so that it could be folded in half and doubled up for extra warmth. For those of you who are allergic to wool don't worry. There are many bulky weight acrylic yarns out there like Red Heart Yarns and James C Brett to name a couple. They're both lovely yarns too.
Just as a side note here this makes a wonderfully easy quick knit gift for someone as well. Even though it's made in garter stitch only it's a timeless and simple gift that will be appreciated and loved. It's also a great charity knitting project.
Just pick out some of your favorite color yarns and get started knitting. And have some knitting fun too.
To download neckwarmer pattern PDF click here
Skills Required: Garter stitch
Measurements: Circumference is approximately 18 inches without being stretched and the depth is approximately 10 inches.
Gauge: 12 sts and 16 rows = 4 inches
Materials: Any 5-Bulky yarn will work. I used 1 skein of Bernat Roving in the color plum or whatever color you like.
Needles: US 10.5 (6.5 mm)
You may find it easier to seam up the neck warmer with a different yarn. Roving yarn doesn't seam up very well and tends to come apart as you're seaming. That's because it's not a twisted yarn so it tends to break easily. When it's knitted it's strong but when you keep pulling it through to seam with it the friction causes it to break. Try a worsted weight yarn that closely matches the yarn you used. Of course if you want to try using the roving yarn do give it a try. I did use it for the neck warmer pattern and it did come apart at times.
Cast on 30 stitches.
Work garter stitch for approximately 106 rows (53 ridges of garter stitch).
Bind off loosely
Finish: Sew up seam and enjoy. (See pattern notes about seaming).