Super simple neck warmer pattern

January 15th, 2013

With the weather turning a lot colder recently I’ve been making full use of the vast range of scarves, wraps and woolly things I’ve  amassed over the years.   Although I have a lot of things like scarves to keep me warm I love making more – it enables me to try out different stitches and use up odd bits of yarn from the stash, and is great when I want to relax and do something that isn’t that complicated and gives quite quick results.

I thought I would share this pattern with you, which is one I adapted from a kit that was sold in a little yarn shop in Ballymoney, and is really easy to work up regardless of what weight of yarn you have to hand.  It’s ideal for this weather as sometimes you don’t want to take all your woolly layers off when you go somewhere, and just want something small to keep you warm.  Worked in Double Knit weight yarn it would also be a nice addition for spring or autumn.

For this neck warmer I used some leftover Cygnet Chunky yarn that I had leftover from another project.  I’ve also made this using a fluffy Double Knit weight yarn too, to match a hat I had made.  I rummaged in my button tin to use up one of the odd buttons I have – this would be perfect if you have only 1 of a beautiful button and want something show it off.

This is a super simple seeded rib stitch pattern, and if you know how to knit and purl, you will be fine with this.

The original pattern asks you to work the button placket (which you can’t see that well under the button) in the same pattern you’ve been knitting in, but I think it is much easier to switch to garter stitch, especially if you aren’t that confident at knitting.

Download the pattern for the  Ribbed-Neck-warmer to print off.  I’ve also added it to Ravelry too!

Please let me know what you think to the pattern and share any pictures you have if you make it.  It’s the first knitting pattern I have adapted and shared for people to use – I hope that you like it!


8 Responses to “Super simple neck warmer pattern”

  1. Vickyon 15 Jan 2013 at 6:19 pm

    This is lovely. It looks so warm and soft and I really like the idea of showing off a favourite, pretty button x

  2. Anneon 16 Jan 2013 at 4:22 am

    I love this! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  3. Claireon 16 Jan 2013 at 2:18 pm

    My pleasure – please let me know if you decide to make one!

  4. Claireon 16 Jan 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Thank you – they’re so simple to make I have to stop myself from buying yarn in loads of colours to make more! x

  5. Sallyon 20 Jan 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I love this pattern for the neck warmer, but I can’t seem to find where to download the pattern. Can you help. Thanks.

  6. Claireon 21 Jan 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Hi Sally

    Really glad you like the pattern – if you click on the blue writing (link) for the neck warmer, it will open up a new page – click again on the blue writing at the top (neckwarmer pattern link) and it will open up the pdf for you to download or print off – sorry if that’s a bit confusing, I’m sure there’s probably a way of making that simpler!
    Hope that this helps, and you enjoy the pattern. If you’re still struggling with it let me know and I will email it to you x

  7. c youngeron 07 May 2013 at 1:00 am

    I love this pattern but can’t seem to get it to down loaded. Help

  8. Claireon 13 May 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Sorry if you’re having trouble – I’ll have a play with it and see if that changes anything. Glad you like it though! If you haven’t managed to download it let me know and I can email you it across x

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