Need a neck warmer to keep the chill away but light enough to wear indoors? Ellen's your gal. Here are the specs; email me if you need more info or assistance.
Finished size after blocking: 18" x 5.5"
Yarn: 1 skein of Karabella Aurora 8 (100% extra fine Merino wool, 98yds)
Gauge: 18 stitches = 4" in stockinette
Needles: US size 8 16" circular or size to obtain gauge, size 10.5 needle for stretchy bind off.
This is a basic cable and eyelet pattern knit in a multiple of 11 stitches + 1. I added 3 extra stitches to create a flat panel to sew decorative buttons on , which is optional.
The cable is over 6 stitches: 6sc ( slip 3 to cable needle and hold to the back, k3, k3 from needle).
Cast on 81 stitches and join in the round. Knit 2 rows of garter stitch. Begin pattern as follows:
1. K4, * k1, yo, k2tog, k4, ssk, yo, k2* (repeat pattern between asterisks to the end)
2. K all
3. K4, * yo, k2tog, k6, ssk, yo, k1*
5. K4, * k1, yo, k2tog, k4, ssk, yo, k2*
7. K4, * yo, k2tog, 6sc, ssk, yo, k1*
Repeat these 8 rows for 4.5" or to preferred length.
Work 2 rows of garter stitch.
Lightly steam block to reduce the curling.
I hope you enjoy this pattern. This can be knit in a few hours and worn immediately. If you are like me, you may not want to take it off.
Happy New Year!