Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Zakka Neck Warmer

I decided to try my hand at making a neck warmer. It's a nice little project that you can knit up in a day or two. Directions Below.

Size 10 needles
100% cotton 4 PLY yarn
large sewing needle
button of your choice

SK2P - Slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over k2tog


Cast on 19 stitches

Row 1 - Purl
Row 2 - K1, *yo, k1, SK2P, k1, yo, k1; repeat from * to end

Repeat rows 1 and 2 for desired length (neck warmer should measure no longer than one inch longer than neck circumference.

last row - Purl
bind off, leave a tail to sew button
Sew the button to the end that you binded off.

The eyelets in the pattern create natural button holes, so you don't have to add any.
* If using cotton, remember it will stretch out a little.


Anonymous said...

Thanks hanging out with my blog for a little bit the other day. I am truly inspired by you and your arts+crafts projects. They suit me and my -gotta start and finish things today or they don't get done- life right now! I love the scarf. Lovely little thing-- gorgeous photos, and can't wait to search for the perfect button to fasten it with. It's all about the button for me right now...

Cara said...

I love it! I also l-o-v-e that button. Very sweet.

Unknown said...

adorable neckwarmer and that button is adooooorable!

bunbun said...

I really love it!

robiewankenobie said...

nifty! where'd you get that stylin' button?

zakkalife said...

I got the button at an antique shop. One of the vendors there has a giant bin of buttons you can pick and choose from. That was the only one.

Hearts and Crafts said...

How cute! I LOVE that button!

kecia deveney said...

this is really cool! my neck is always cold, so i usually wear a scarf, but i like this idea for something different.

Anonymous said...

That is really pretty. I love the button. Well done!

Alex's World! -

Oiyi said...

A wonderful looking neck warmer!

Yarn Crazy Girl said...

I would love to know what yarn you used, the finished product looks so yummy!!

zakkalife said...

100% cotton 4 ply, I think the brand is sugar and cream, I get it at Michaels

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

That's a nice simple neckwarmer. I've got a version of one on my craft blog too.
The Crafty Side

Anonymous said...

I was looking for a simple neckwarmer to start with. Thanks!!


Karin said...

I've made one and really like it, thanks for sharing the pattern.

As the pattern isn't clear about gauge, or if the cotton yarn is doubled or not, I did a bit of experimenting. Here's what I came up with. I used US11/8mm needles and a lovely soft and fluffy Sulka 60% merino wool 20% alpaca 20% silk yarn.

I'm not a great knitter, but was still able to make one of these in about 3 hours. Great last minute Christmas presents.

Anonymous said...

Hey there
I knit this up the other day, as my fist ever project! Turned out lovely, I used a large coconut button.

However i did start it several times, becuase i was getting very frustrated at how i was gaining a stitch. However when i finally took a hard look at the pattern and started over by casting on with only 17 instead of 19, and it knit up perfectly.
As this was my first project i`m not sure if i`m just doing something wrong or not.

cara d said...

Well, I started this a bucnh of times and couldn't make it come out by the second row. Then I read Marie S.'s comment and now I think I can get it using 17 stitches cast on. If it is too skinny, I will try 25.

zakkalife said...

If 17 stitches works for you, then do that. But it's not a typo, it should read cast on 19 stitches.

Cheryl said...

This is PERFECT!! Thanks so much for sharing your pattern, which I spotted on Ravelry. I'm off to start knitting!!

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