Hi knitter friends!
I'm in need of some help. I want to make a neckwarmer for my father (think turtleneck sweater without the sweater part) but I have no idea where to start.
I know I want to make it in 2x2 ribbing ( I hear it's the stretchiest), I want it to be a tube (so probably will need to knit in the round), and his neck circumference is 18.5".
What I don't know is how many stitches to cast on (and how long the "tail" of my cast on should be), or how to calculate said magic numbers.
I'm going to be using a nice wool/cashmere blend. I was planning on using size 7 needles, but will adjust for gauge accordingly. Also, I'm a beginner knitter but I'm fairly confident that I can pick up a possible suggested technique or two with help from a book, the internet, etc.
Any advice/ideas on how to get started would be greatly appreciated!