What to do with half a skein of Malabrigo Merino Worsted? Make a neck warmer of course!
This little project came from the yarn leftover after making the Striped and Scalloped hat from One Skein Wonders. I am not too fond of the hat, probably because the colorway I chose makes my head look like a watermelon, and I used a smaller needle, since I didn’t have size 7, but the neck warmer, I love. Very simple and can be worn as an ear warmer too.
Needed: ~100 yds of worsted weight yarn ( I used Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Dusty Olive), Size US 6 needles, 4ea 5/8″ buttons
Gauge: ~19 st/4 in stockinette ( I didn’t actually swatch, and it is not critical for this pattern)
Note: psso= pass slipped stitch over (in this case over the two knit stitches and off the needle)
yo= yarn over – (just wrap like you were going to make a stitch, but without a loop from the left needle)
CO 28 st.
Row 1: s1, k2, p2, *s1, k2, psso, p2*, repeat * * 3 more times, k3 (24 st on needle)
Row 2: s1, p2, k2, *P1, yo, P1, K2* , repeat * * 3 more times, p3 (28 st on needle)
Row 3: s1, k2, p2, *k3, p2*, repeat * * 3 more times, k3
Row 4: s1, p2, k2, *p3, k2*, repeat * * 3 more times, p3
Repeat rows 1-4 34 times or until desired length.
Final Dimensions, 21″ long x 3.5″ wide
Sew buttons to second cross near cast on edge. Button into yo holes.