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beginner's neckwarmer

a garter stitch neckwarmer to use up your leftovers from your beginner's hat

  

Techniques:
- casting on
- garter stitch (knit all rows)
- yarn over (do not insert right needle into next stitch, but do wrap yarn around r. needle as if to knit)
- K2tog (knit next two stitches together)
- binding off (K1, *K1, pull first stitch over second*, repeat * to *)
- weaving in ends

Materials:
- approx. 150 yds. worsted weight yarn
- circular or straight needles (size US7 or US8)
- tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- 2 buttons or snaps

Gauge:
approx. 4 1/4 st./in.

Hat Measurements:
2o" length, 4" high

Instructions:
Cast on 85 st.
Work back and forth in garter stitch (knit all rows) for one inch.
Make buttonhole: K3, yarn over, K2tog, K to end of row.
Continue knitting in garter stitch for two inches (Knit an odd number of rows, so you can make your next buttonhole on the same side as the first).
Make buttonhole: K3, yarn over, K2tog, K to end of row.
Continue knitting in garter stitch for one more inch.
Bind off stitches LOOSELY (donít pull yarn tightly after making a stitch, otherwise this edge will be too tight).
Weave in yarn ends.
Sew buttons to other end of neck warmer opposite buttonholes.
Be warm!

(For an even easier version, you can use snaps instead of buttons. In that case, you do not need to make any buttonholes. Just knit in garter stitch for four inches, then bind off and sew on snaps.)





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