Sunday, 9 August 2015

Alpaca Neckwarmer

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I was very tempted to call this neckwarmer something like "Will Winter ever end Neckwarmer" or "That wind feels like it's straight off the Antarctic Neckwarmer" but instead I went for something far less connected with the current state of the weather here in Melbourne and decided on Alpaca because as expected it's made from 3 balls of Moda Vera Husky - a 100% baby alpaca yarn I purchased from Spotlight a couple of years ago.  It's a chunky 12 ply that's ideal for Winter knitting.







The stitch pattern is Diagonal Slip Stitch from Yarnsprations.

Neckwarmer Pattern:

Using 8mm (US size 11) needles and the chunky 12 ply yarn of your choice, cast on 41 stitches.

Continue Diagonal Slip Stitch pattern until work measures 72cm (approx 28 inches)

Cast off,


Block finished work.


Sew end seams together, leaving the last 8cm (approx 3inches) unsewn,  I did mine with the cast off row showing to provide texture and detail to the finished project.  I was very tempted to add wooden buttons to finish, but decided that it would be a little busy and that the slip stitch should be the star of the show.

Wear with the top edge rolled down slightly and enjoy having a lovely warm neck for months to come!

Happy knitting

Deb

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3 comments:

  1. Thank you for the lovely pattern! A great small project for our record breaking tempuratures this summer.

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  2. So pretty! Thanks for sharing at the Submarine Sunday Link Party!

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