I’m all for keeping my neck warm. I have oodles of scarves to prove it. Yet none of them accomplished what I really wanted. Then one day, on pintrest, I found one that had a button to hold it close! QED! (Greek for “eureka”, learned that in Chemistry my Jr. Year of High School. If it is wrong, blame my chemistry teacher Mr. Johnson!) I would never pay what they were asking, so I decided to design my own.
Size 15 knitting needles
2 large buttons
This is a beginning level knitting pattern. I am assuming you know how to do the two basic knitting stitches, knit (k)
and purl (p) and how to cast off.
Cast on 20 stitches. I learned a fun new (to me) way to cast on. Put a sip stitch loop on your left needle.
Reach in, like for knitting, knit,
pull the new loop through,
pullthe loop off the right needle and put it on the left needle.
Repeat until you have 20 stitches. (I’m telling you how to do this because you will need it when we get to the other end to make button holes.)
Rows 1-80: Work ribbing stitch (k1, p1) for the 20 stitches. You should end with purl. When you turn to start the next row, it will start with knit. (Use the row markers to mark off each 10 rows, that way you won’t waste time recounting the rows, over and over again. Your goal is 24 inches so make as many rows as it takes to get that length.)
Row 81: (We are going to make the button hole) k1, p1, k1, cast off 2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, cast off 2, p1, k1, p1