My new Neck Warmer!
I've officially caught the knitting bug! And it's getting very cold and wet here in Melbourne, which means more indoor time, so more knitting! I'm still a novice, but enjoying it heaps.
As I ride my bike a lot, I decided I needed a neck warmer for when I ride in the cold, rather then wearing a long scarf that can get caught in the wheels! Augh, choke!
This was a very easy thing to knit. Perfect for a beginner. If you can knit a few stitches, why don't you give something like this ago? It's getting pretty cold out there so a neck warmer might be just the ticket for you to!
Using a chunky wool that you love, and size 6 needles, cast on 18 stitches (or whatever width you'd like yours to be.)
First row: purl, knit, purl, knit etc....to the end of the row
Second row: knit(please note that I stuffed mine up a few times and accidentally knitted the same row twice, which alternated the pattern. This didn’t seem to matter though, so I just went with it! See? Sometimes mistakes work!)
Keep following this simple pattern until it fits around your neck. It should look like a mini scarf. Then find a big chunky button, pop it one side of you mini scarf, and make a small loop from you wool and attach to the other side of the mini scarf so that you can button it around your neck.