Friday, November 20, 2009

Cable-stitched Neckwarmer

These neckwarmers are so quick to knit. I made this one in one evening of TV watching for a holiday gift. It's made with Wool-Ease chunky yarn, an 80% acrylic, 20% wool blend. Very soft feel on the sensitive neck area. The pattern is free on the Lion Brand site. You need to register to see it. Search for "Lion Brand chunky cable scarf" to find it. I just made a shorter version with two buttonholes just before the garter stitch border. I also made it slightly narrower, casting on a couple of fewer stitches that surround the cable. I really wanted to make a pink one, but A.C. Moore didn't have that color in stock and I didn't want to order just one skein online. But I like this berry color also.

18 comments:

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Carol said...

Oh, that is beautiful, Annie! I love the color, too--lucky recipient...

I have no idea how to knit and am always in awe of people who can create such beautiful pieces :)

Vinniey said...

It look great in berry too. Beautiful pattern Annie! I admired your work, my knitting skill still in intermediate stage. :)

Olenka's Stitches said...

It looks lovely and warm!

Pumpkin said...

Love it Annie!

Nancy said...

This is beautiful! Such lovely work you do!

Mylene said...

I LOVE it!! The colour is perfect too!! Great job.

Miss 376 said...

I really like this, the colour is gorgeous

Annette said...

great job on it, it looks great.
It's so long ago that i have knitted..

Blu said...

It's lovely. That red is just gorgeous!

Jackie said...

I love the berry color and it allows you to clearly see the pattern. Nice!

Jenny said...

What a pretty neckwarmer! I like the color too :-)

FayeRaye said...

That is really pretty!!! I like the color of yarn!!

nima said...

wow...looks very elagant....beautiful colour

staci said...

Beautifully knit and I'm really lovin the color!!! This a really lovely and thoughtful gift :)

Sandra said...

Lovely neckwarmer, the rich color makes it look cozier.

Wish we had enough cold weather to at least wear a sweater (got me a new one and it's still on the hanger...) Climate is going crazy. Despite it I'm knitting a new scarf lol

mbroider said...

Very nice!! The colour is too good:)

Siobhan said...

Beautiful knitting, Annie! I love it--great color.