I once had a little blog I meant for knitting patterns and whatnot but just didn't have time to keep it up. But I liked this pattern so thought I would share. Just print it out and knit it!
Disclaimer! I'm not a professional knitting pattern writer. I just thought this was cute and wrote down what I did. Hopefully you won't have any trouble with it!
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It takes a long time to make a scarf, and this does the job just as well. I used a little less than one skein of Knit Picks Sierra (this is now discontinued I think, any heavy worsted yarn will do).
The bottom ruffle is modified from a stitch pattern in Knitting on the Edge by Nicky Epstein, which is an awesome book. I was trying one of the ruffles, and er, messed it up, but liked how it looked for what I was thinking of for this neck warmer.
The top picot edge is made while casting off, and I'm quite proud of it.
4 st. per inch
Size 8 circular needles.
4 buttons (3\/8 inch?)
Cast on 170 (don't panic, you'll be greatly decreasing in a little bit.)
K 3 rows
4. K3, p to last 3 st, k3
5. K3, *k1, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo; repeat from * to last 5 st, k2tog, k3
6. rep row 4
7. K3, *k1, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo; rep from * to last 4 st, K 4
8. Rep row 4
9. Rep row 7
10. Rep row 4
11. Rep row 7
12. K3, loosely purl to last 3 st, k3 (you'll want to purl a little looser to make it easier to decrease on the next row)
13. K4, *k3tog; rep from * to last 6 st, k2tog, k4
14. k3, purl to last 3 st, k3
15. Button hole row: K1, yo, k2tog, k across
Keeping the first and last 3 stitches in garter stitch for edge, work in st stitch for next 5 rows
Buttonhole row (RS): K1, yo, k2tog, k across
Repeat these last 6 rows until you have 4 buttonholes.
Next row: (WS) K across
Next row: K across
Bind off row: K2, *turn, purl those two stitches, turn, knit 2, bind off 1, k 1, bo 1, k1 (2 stitches on the right needle again), rep from * ending bind off last two (I have to test this, it's how I remember it ending. By the time you get to the last two stitches you'll be able to figure it out, I'm sure.)
Try not to overthink the bind-off, and don't watch any riveting tv while you do it. The neckwarmer will want to curl, so block it so each little picot on the top edge stands up nicely. I just pulled the ruffles on the bottom edge down and pinned them in a row, not flaired out.
If you make this pattern let me know! I'd love to see a pic!
Here's a little copyright information:
This pattern copyrighted to Alicia Infanti forever. Feel free to make them and share them with your friends. Selling this free pattern is prohibited, not to mention wrong. Since it's free.
If you think you can make any money selling the items you make from my patterns, you may do so as long as it's small scale (less than 100 a year) and not anywhere on the internet. Your hometown shops and craft shows is fine, and I really wish you luck! If we could all make money from our crafts, it would be a happy, happy world.