Knitting & Crafting

Neckwarmers

I found one odd skein of Araucania Nature Wool Chunky on sale at the LYS, and instead of using it to make one project, I wanted to maximize my project possibilities by getting two neckwarmers from one skein.

Project 159/365 - Not So Cashmere Neckwarmer

Quick, easy, and good excuse to use a cool wood toggle button. I cast on 17 sts. since my yarn less than super bulky. I knit for 22″ and then blocked it severely because it curls quite a bit.

Not So Cashmere Neckwarmer, started August 17th 2008, finished August 18th, 2008 Ravelry Project Page
Pattern: Cashmere Neckwarmer by Kim K. Ravelry Pattern Page
Size: 5″ (13cm) x 25″ (64cm) blocked
Yarn: Araucania Nature Wool Chunky 100g 131 yards/120 m #115 – less than 1 skein
Needles: 7.0mm
Tools/Notions: 2″ wood toggle button
Cost of Project: $6 yarn + $2 button = $8
Would I knit it again? Yes, but I’d slip the knit stitches and/or find another to make it so it wouldn’t be that curly. I also would love to use it in the intended bulky cashmere.

Project 160/365 - Luxe Neckwarmer

This is quite the popular neckwarmer pattern, and I can see it why. The chunky yarn makes it go by fast, and the feather and fan stitch is very attractive. Definitely a good stashbuster and gift knit. I am going to give this one to a friend.

Luxe Neckwarmer, started August 18th 2008, finished August 19th 2008 Ravelry Project Page
Pattern: Luxe Neck Warmer by Tracey Ullman and Mel Clark from Knit 2 Together Ravelry Pattern Page
Made for: Nathalie
Size: 4.75″ (12 cm) height
Yarn: Araucania Nature Wool Chunky 100g 131 yards/120 m #115 – less than 1 skein
Needles: US9/5.5mm
Cost of Project: $6
Would I knit it again? Yep.

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