Tuesday, May 5, 2009

FO: Mother's day project

I took a brief break from sweater knitting to make this neck warmer for my mother as a mother's day gift. I had some Plymouth Yarn alpaca boucle left over from my card-shrug that I wanted to use. A neck warmer doesn't take much yarn, and knits up quickly. The boucle does not need any fancy stitch pattern -- I just wanted something that lays flat. I ended up casting on 18 stitches, and every row consists of K2 P2 stitches. I slipped the first K stitch on every row. The two button loops were done on one end with a single crochet edge and chain stitches for the loops. I added one more chain stitch row to give a sturdier loop. The buttons are from some vintage-y ones I bought at the recent Stitches West. I had just under 3 balls of yarn and used it all up. The neck warmer is about 24" long and 6.5" wide.

1 comment:

Ellen Bloom said...

A perfect gift for Mom! The neutral, creamy color is good too...it will go with all of Mom's clothes. Nice work!