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« on: February 13, 2008 04:18:47 PM »

i really liked this stitch pattern that i found in "knitting for dummies." it's call the 'double basket weave.' i had intended to make a scarf, but it's february and after many long months of ohio winter scarves are starting to get on my nerves. so, i decided to do a neckwarmer. i will be doing either mittens or gloves next, neither of which i've ever made before (any suggested patterns for beginners??), but i'm excited.

here you go:

please excuse the redness around my eyes...my skin gets super dry in the winter - even if i'm not out long - and it gets very red and raw. Embarrassed

a close up of the basket weave pattern and my cool buttons:

a close up of the buttonholes, of which i'm extrememly proud...these are my first! i followed the video tutorial on www.knittinghelp.com 

i really like how i placed them in such a way that they don't really disrupt the pattern, it continues "through" them, if that makes sense.

a question: what do you think of the buttons? i was going to do black or brown buttons, but i wanted something a little funky. the husband votes yes on them.

any questions/comments/criticism welcome!

« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008 05:58:54 PM »

thats a really awesome stitch! and i love the color and it looks great!

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008 06:56:25 PM »

nice work!

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008 03:02:55 AM »

Just like you, I fell in love with this stitch as soon as I saw it.  I've been working on a scarf with this stitch but now that I've seen your neckwarmer I may stop short and do one too.  I love your buttons and you sure look comfy warm in your creation!
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008 08:07:24 AM »

this is gorgeous, i love the buttons you chose!
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008 09:52:38 AM »

This is awesome! Love the color of the yarn and buttons.

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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2008 08:35:03 AM »

I love it!  Great job
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2008 04:45:59 PM »

I love it !  I love the color, the stitch and the buttons Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2008 12:03:10 PM »

How strange. I've never seen your neckwarmer before and yet we somewhere along the way got the same idea! Hehe

I made a neckwarmer almost exactly like yours. Same basket weave (I did not know the to it, I just knit it Tongue), same colour yarn and  same colour buttons Tongue there is just nothing like turquoise and orange together!

Nice proportional colour combo!

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