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« on: April 29, 2010 04:47:34 PM »

I love this neckwarmer! It's my first time using handspun. I have to give most of the credit here to Arrow in her Quiver, who spun the amazing yarn! 


I spent a LLOOOONNNNGGG time trying to find the perfect neckwarmer. I found a "pattern" on Ravelry that was the general idea of what I wanted. Mostly stockinette stitch with some buttons.  I use the term pattern for what I found loosely. It basically said "cast on, knit until it's x long, make buttonholes, knit another little bit, bind off"  Roll Eyes  The entire reason I was looking for a pattern is because I'm a totally newbie and I needed everything spelled out for me! I had NO idea how to do buttonholes! But.. I went ahead. I took that general idea and ran with it. Seed stitch on the outside, knit until I felt I couldn't get any more length out of my skein. Looked up a really great buttonhole tutorial and finished up. I used some vintage buttons from my collection. Smiley Unfortunately there wasn't time for a ton of use for it this year but at the end of the year, it's on! Cheesy

Here it is with an icky flash.  You can see that the buttons are up the side.


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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2010 04:57:45 PM »

You did a great job!  It is very beautifully done and the yarn really does make it special!

I love that you used a mix of buttons as well...

I would think that you have a few more cold days to be able to wear it! Or wear it in air conditioning! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2010 05:43:58 PM »

You did a fantastic job! The yarn is so beautiful and the buttons you paired with are perfect. I really like the seed stitch border as well.

I just received some beautiful handspun from myklia in the FOC Raffle swap. I've been debating what to do with it and now I believe I have my answer.

How did you do the buttonholes? Do you have a link to the tutorial? I usually just do yarn overs and then knit together on the next row but sometimes the holes are too big.

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010 06:20:00 PM »

Thanks ladies!

I did the buttonholes by binding off and casting back on.  So basically where you want the buttonhole to start, start binding off. where you want it to end, just keep knitting or whatever you were doing.  Then when you're on the next row and get back to where you cast off you just cast on backwards. Cheesy

I used this video to figure out the backwards cast on

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE_XD854iMo

Hope that makes sense!
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010 07:39:20 PM »

Gorgeous!  I love the way it hangs.  And your crafster pride hiding under there  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010 07:48:27 PM »

Thanks!  Yea, somehow I managed to get a lot of those Craftster shirts.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2010 07:54:45 PM »

Thanks!  Yea, somehow I managed to get a lot of those Craftster shirts.  Wink

Lol, I wonder how that happened.....  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2010 03:58:20 AM »

Ah, I am drooling over this neckwarmer!
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