Monday, January 4, 2010

Ozark Yarn Neck Warmer

If a cowl scarf is too much, yet the temperature outside is frightful, try a neck warmer made with Ozark Yarn. Ozark Yarn is handspun and no two skeins are exactly the same. It knits up really fast and you'll be warm in no time!

1 Skein Ozark Handspun Yarn or Ozark Handspun Opulent
1 Pair US size 17 knitting needles
1 Large button
1 Needle and thread
Abbreviations: K=knit; p=purl; k2tog=knit 2 together; c0=cast on; b0=bind off; st(s)=stitch(es)
Gauge: Ozark Handspun Yarn=1.5 sts per i
nch; Ozark Handspun Opulent=3 sts per inch

Using US size 17 needles, co 14 sts loosely. This neckwarmer is knitted in garter stitch.
Knit each row until neckwarmer measures approximately 10 inches.
Next row: k2tog, knit to the last two sts and k2tog (12 sts.)
Continue knitting until skein is almost gone (saving enough to bind off.) Loosely bo. Fasten off and bury ends.
Finishing: Because of the size of needles used and gauge of yarn, no buttonhole is required. attach button to narrow end of the neckwarmer with needle and thread. Slip button through wider end in area that gives you a perfect fit.

designed by Janice Rosema for Ozark Handspun, March 2008


Maggie Ames said...

I think mine is too big for my DIL. I love the cowl, but I need the dimensions for the finished piece.

marla theodoro said...

@Maggie Ames Did you use the Ozark Yarn? Each Skein of Ozark has its own personality. The estimated gauge is 1.5 sts. per inch. When I made this, I just kept wrapping it around my neck for the size I felt was comfortable for me. Mine is about 19 inches. The width will depend on if you are a loose knitter or a tight knitter.
My suggestions:
1. take apart and knit on size 15 needles or,
2. add a couple more buttons and have the cowl button up tighter around your neck.
Let me know if this helps.

marla theodoro said...

@Maggie Ames...Correction, this cowl was only 11 inches when I was done...Yours should be about 10-11 inches long.

marla theodoro said...

@Maggie Ames about 6-7 inches wide

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