This handspun (a.k.a. as “shexy handspun” as coined by Nicole) first became a scarf… not quite right, a tad bulky and not quite long enough to wrap about the neck twice with enough leftover to tie in front. But after mulling it over and having it sit by my beside for weeks, I had an “aha!” moment. Why not make a neckwamer out of it? First I set about frogging… not so easy. Then I remembered the jars of vintage buttons in my closet….. So I ripped back about 3 inches, bound off and went about sewing on the button. Voila! Neckwarmer. Stays put. Not too bulky. Super warm and cozy.
- Yarn: Maisy Day Handspun (any bulky yarn would work)
- Needles: Size 17
- Cast on approx 16 sts (or any even amount of stitches) and work in Turkish lace pattern – K1 *yo, k2tog* across ending with a K1
- Sew button on one end of scarf about 6.5 inches in from the end. No need to make a button hole as the lace pattern lends itself to easily letting a button through.
- Finished measurements: 48″ long by 6.5″ wide
Hope this makes sense. If you are interested in making one and have any questions, please feel free to ask.
FYI~ This is also a great pattern for a scarf – the edges don’t roll!