This is the Paddington Neck Warmer by designer Roxanne Wood, that I found as a free knitting pattern on Ravelry.com. It was super easy and quick to make. One of those in-front-of-the-TV projects that doesn’t need too much concentration. The end result? A warm and stylish neck warmer!
Knitted neck warmer pattern:
I used a size 8 US needles (5mm) and 1 Skein of Loops & Threads Cozy Wool in “Mushroom”. This gave me the look I wanted, a tighter knit.
Note: Because the yarn is half wool, and because of the pattern you will need to block it well after you finish. Upon wearing it will change shape to conform with your neck and the way you wear it. Do be sure of your look and fit, do a swatch to start and see how it goes. The yarn you use and how you knit may differ from mine. Below I completed a second version using 100% acrylic yarn, Lion Brand Hometown . I used the same needles and pattern.
[Loops & Threads Cozy Wool yarn description: This yarn is a thick, chunky yarn made of a soft wool blend. Available in a rich palette of warm and relaxed shades, Cozy Wool is perfect for making accessories and comfy, warm blankets. This easy to work with yarn works up quickly and is a dream to knit or crochet. Weight: Super Bulky (6) Contents: 50% Wool / 50% Acrylic Skein Weight: 4.5 oz. / 127 g Yardage: 90 yd. / 82 m Knitting Tension: 9 sts – 12 rows = 4″ (10 cm) Suggested Knitting Needle: 9 mm, US – 13 Suggested Crochet Hook: 9 mm, US – M/13]
- CO 19 sts.
Pattern Row *K2, P2; rep from * to last 3 sts, end with K2, P1
- To begin, work 4 rows of Pattern Row
- Buttonhole row (work once): K2, YO, P2 tog. Then [K2, P2] repeat across to last 7 sts, K2, P1, P2 tog, YO, K1, P1
- Continue to work Pattern Row until piece measures 22″ or until neck warmer is the desired length. For me this was about 28″.
- Bind off in Pattern.
- Weave in ends and block.
- Sew on buttons.
Same pattern, same needles, different yarn
These photos show the same pattern using an acrylic yarn, Lion Brand Yarn Hometown, Dallas Grey, that is more comfortable for those who are sensitive to wool. I used . Notice too that you can position the buttons so that you get the desired fit.