The Cozy Neckwarmer Pattern

The Cozy Neckwarmer

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The Cozy Neckwarmer is knit flat in the garter knit stitch and in sections. Stitches are picked up and knit for the different sections. The Cozy Neckwarmer also has a short rows section with wrap and turns. Since the neckwarmer is knit in the garter stitch pattern, the wraps don’t need to be picked up and knit. A single crochet border is added once all the sections are completed and the piece that goes around the neck is joined with the zigzag crochet method. The picture below shows how the Cozy Neckwarmer was knit:

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The Cozy Neckwarmer Pattern (pattern text and images for personal use only)

Yarn: Lion Brand® Comfy Cotton Blend Yarn in Chai Latte and Whipped Cream Colorways
Knitting Needles: circular or straight US #9 and US #7 
Crochet hook: US size 7 or 4.5 mm crochet hook
Gauge: 20 stitches / 38 rows (or 19 garter ridges) = 4 inches in garter stitch with US #7 knitting needles
Abbreviations:

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • Kfb: Knit front and back (knit one stitch first in the front and then knit the same stitch in the back before slipping it off the left needle – 1 stitch increase)
  • K2tog: Knit the first two stitches together on the left needle (1 stitch decrease)
  • pm: place marker
  • rm: remove marker
  • sm: slip marker
  • wyif S1: with yarn in front slip the stitch purlwise from the left needle to the right needle
  • RS: right side
  • WS: wrong side
  • w&t: wrap and turn – with yarn in back slip the next stitch purlwise, bring the yarn to front and place the slipped stitch back on the left needle and turn to the next row.

With the yarn colorway Chai Latte , cast on 5 stitches with US #9 knitting needles
With US #7 knitting needles knit as follows:

     One stitch increase section:

  • Row 1(RS): K1, pm, K2, Kfb, pm, wyif S1
  • Row 2(WS): K1, sm, K4, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 3 (RS): K1, sm, knit till 1 stitch before marker, Kfb, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 4 (WS): K1, sm, knit till marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Repeat rows 3 and 4 till 32 stitches (or more if preferred) ending with Row 4

    Additional stitch cast on section:

  • Row 1(RS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1, cast on 18 stitches using the knitted cast on method with US #9 knitting needles. There is a total of 50 stitches for the Cozy Neckwarmer now (more stitches can be cast on if preferred).
  • Row 2(WS): (With US #7 knitting needles) K1, pm, K19, rm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 3(RS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 4(WS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Repeat Rows 3 and 4 till the additional section is wide enough to slip over the head and around the neck (I knit the Cozy Neckwarmer about 14.5 inches)

     Additional stitch bind off section:

  • Row RS: K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row WS: Bind off 18 stitches with US #9 knitting needles (removing the marker and switch back to US #7 knitting needles) K1, pm, knit to marker, wyif S1

     One stitch decrease section:

  • Row 1(RS): K1, sm, knit to 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 2(WS): K1, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Repeat these two rows till 5 stitches are left on the needle ending with Row 2
  • Row RS: With US #9, bind off all stitches and remove markers

     Short rows section:

  • Row 1(RS): With US #7 and starting from the cast on edge, pick up stitches all along the bottom of the knitted piece ending at the bind off edge. For the Cozy Neckwarmer, 122 stitches were picked up.
  • Row 2(WS): K1, pm, knit to 1 stitch before last, pm, wyif slip the last stitch
  • Row 3(RS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 4(WS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 5(RS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 6(WS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 7(RS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 8 (WS): (Set up row for short row shaping) K1, sm, [K5, pm] repeat […] 7 more times, K20, pm, K20, [pm, K5] repeat […] 7 more times, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 9 (RS): K1, sm, [K5, sm] repeat […] 7 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 6 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 10 (WS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 6 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 11(RS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 5 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 12 (WS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 5 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 5 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 13 (RS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 5 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 4 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 14 (WS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 4 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 4 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 15 (RS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 4 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 3 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 16 (WS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 3 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 3 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 17 (RS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 3 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 2 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 18 (WS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 2 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 2 more times, rm, w&t
  • Row 19 (RS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 2 more times, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 1 more time, rm, w&t
  • Row 20 (WS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 1 more time, K20, sm, K20, [sm, K5] repeat […] 1 more time, rm, w&t
  • Row 21 (RS): [K5, sm] repeat […] 1 more time, K20, sm, K20, sm, K5, rm, w&t
  • Row 22 (WS): K5, sm, K20, sm, K20, sm, K5, rm, w&t
  • Row 23 (RS): K5, sm, K20, sm, K20, rm, w&t
  • Row 24 (WS): K20, sm, K20, rm, w&t 
  • Row 25 (RS): K20, rm, K60, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 26 (WS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 27 (RS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 28 (WS): K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
  • Row 29 (RS): Bind off with US #9 removing all markers

    Last add on decrease section (left side of the knitted piece):

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  • With US #7 knitting needles, pick up 11 stitches from the cast on edge as shown in the image above
  • Row 1 (WS): K10, wyif slip the last stitch
  • Row 2 (RS): K1, K2tog, knit till the last stitch, wyif slip the last stitch
  • Row 3 (WS): Knit to last stitch, wyif slip the last stitch
  • Repeat rows 2 and 3 till 5 stitches left ending with the WS row
  • Row 4 (RS): Bind off with US #9 knitting needles

     Last add on decrease section (right side of the knitted piece):

  • With US #7 knitting needles, pick up 11 stitches from the bind off edge as shown in the image above
  • Row 1 (WS): K10, wyif slip the last stitch
  • Row 2 (RS): Knit till 3 stitches before last, K2tog, wyif slip the last stitch
  • Row 3 (WS): Knit to last stitch, wyif slip the last stitch
  • Repeat rows 2 and 3 till 5 stitches left ending with the WS row
  • Row 4 (RS): Bind off with US #9 knitting needles

With US size 7 or 4.5 mm crochet hook, single crochet all around the piece with the Whipped Cream yarn colorway. 

Wash and block the knitted piece

Join the two sides of the additional cast on and bind off sections with the zig zag crochet method
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~coffeeteaknits

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