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« on: September 13, 2006 10:37:36 PM »

these are two neckwarmers I finished recently..  I made up the pattern for the green one, the white one is an adapted version of the cowl found in Last Minute Knitted Gifts, which is basically just a tube.

http://www.electro-k.org/sept06/100_4589.jpg
two strands of handpaintedyarn.com's laceweight (lettuce) on size 9us
the buttons are ones I stole from my mom.  I like them, but I think they're too heavy for the yarn.  or maybe it has too much drape.. it doesn't stay up very well

http://www.electro-k.org/sept06/100_4609.jpg
I'm tired.

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made with undyed handspun wool/mohair from kristiehaynes.etsy.com
I LOVE this yarn.  I wanted to eat it..
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2006 07:05:20 AM »

I love the cream colored one. What did you change from the pattern in LMKG? It looks larger than the one in the book.

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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2006 07:42:43 AM »

those are both oh so beautiful!!! i want!
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2006 12:10:08 AM »

I love the cream colored one. What did you change from the pattern in LMKG? It looks larger than the one in the book.

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The one in the book uses size 5 needles, I used size 10.5.  I calculated how many stitches I'd have to cast on to equal the finished circumference of the original.  In terms of length, I just went until I didn't have much yarn left.
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2006 05:41:23 AM »

They are both beautiful, but my heart goes for the lettuce one- it really shows off your features! You're so pretty!!

Emms  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2006 09:48:07 PM »

Those are both gorgeous, and they look great on you. I agree with emms... you are so pretty!
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2006 10:36:51 PM »

i am absolutly in love with the first one, it looks so classy on you.
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2006 11:42:53 AM »

Both are pretty but I love the green one! I'd think laceweight knit on size 9's would be really loose and holey. Did you double the yarn? I like the way it is a little drapey. Love your haircut, too. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2006 06:44:47 PM »

thanks Cheesy

I did double strand the laceweight.  I think I'd like to try making it on 8's instead of 9's.  I should write up the pattern sometime.  I meant to do that whenever I posted this.
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2006 07:43:31 PM »

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Neckwarmers. Best idea ever.
Did you use knit short rows when making the green one?
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2006 07:24:31 AM »

thanks Cheesy

I did double strand the laceweight.  I think I'd like to try making it on 8's instead of 9's.  I should write up the pattern sometime.  I meant to do that whenever I posted this.

Ok, thanks. Yeah, you should write up the pattern. It's very cute and I haven't seen one like it anywhere else.
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2006 08:54:21 PM »

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Neckwarmers. Best idea ever.
Did you use knit short rows when making the green one?
I did use short rows.  I was inspired by the short row scarf in Loop-d-loop.

edit..

Ok, I've written up the pattern.  I'll also post it on my blog.

" la mode"

Use a medium weight yarn, anything from a dk to a worsted.  For this, I used two strands of laceweight held together on US 9 needles.
First, make a gauge swatch in garter stitch with the yarn you want to use and potential needle size.  See what looks best to you.  When making the gauge swatch, keep track of how many rows it takes to get to 4".  The stitch gauge doesn't matter as much.

For me, 5 garter ridges (10 rows) = 1" length.

Second, measure the circumference of your neck.  My neck was 12" around.

This pattern is made of short row panels and straight garter stitch panels.  The finished product will sort of look like a flat piece of macaroni.

It is knit in this order: short row panel; straight; short row; short row; straight; short row

On the short row panel, the shorter side of it should be about 1", the longer side should be about 3".  Take this into account when you're making your gauge swatch.

The shortest side of your neckwarmer will end up being your neck circumference.
For me, this was 12".
The longest side will then be about 19.5" (based on my 12")

To determine how long to knit each straight panel, take your total neck circumference and subtract 4".
So, for me, 12" - 4" = 8".
Then, divide this number by 2.
8" / 2 = 4"
Therefore, each straight panel should be 4", or whatever you need to reach your total neck circumference.

Note: To keep track of which side is the "right" side, use a clip on stitch marker or safety pin (or whatever) to mark the right side.

CO 25 sts, (WS) knit one row

Short Row Panel 1
[Row 1: k20, w&t, k20
2: k15, w&t, k15
3: k10, w&t, k10
4: k5, w&t, k5

Knit 4 rows

Row 9: k5, w&t, k5
k10, w&t, k10
k15, w&t, k15
k20, w&t, k20]

Straight panel 1
Knit in garter stitch until appropriate length.  Measure this from the beginning of the straight panel, not the beginning of the entire piece.  My length was 4", as shown above.

Short Row Panel 2
Repeat short rows for panel 1.

Short Row Panel 3
Repeat short rows for panel 1.

Straight Panel 2
Knit in garter stitch until appropriate length.  Do the same as for the first straight panel.

Short Row Panel 4
Repeat short rows for panel 1.

Button holes: My gauge was loose enough that I didn't need to make buttonholes.  I was able to just sew on some buttons and push them through the stitches.  If you need to make buttonholes, make them at the end, when you have about 4 rows left.

BO all stitches.


et voil!
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mmdm
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2006 06:49:45 AM »

Thanks for writing up the pattern. I'm going to make one soon!
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2006 08:08:56 AM »

Those are beautiful! Thanks so much for the pattern! I want to try this!
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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2006 12:40:14 AM »

I too plan on making one now Cheesy
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