neck cozy

January 14, 2010


I have had this ball of yellow/orange yarn floating around for several years. I think that I used part of it for something, but I can’t even remember…

A few days ago (back when it was really cold) I picked it up and started to make a neck cozy (a sort of scarf that isn’t too long, and buttons around the neck). I knit in seed stitch, on size 8 needles, and added a little cable up the side to keep me entertained while knitting. (After working on the garter stitch tomten jacket I needed something more engaging.)

The cable also worked to my advantage by stretching out the bottom of the scarf. It is now nicely shaped and fits around the base of my neck more easily, without my having to increase, or do any funky short row shaping!

I knit the scarf in super soft Malabrigo, and the seed stitch shows the subtle variations of color in the hand dyed yarn. I added a little scrap of green on the edge just for fun, and to use up one of my tiny scraps..

To finish the scarf I ribbed a few rows in knit 2 purl 2 ribbing, and then added buttonholes, and more ribbing. I sewed on 4 glass buttons from Germany (via At Home Store). They are brown and shiny, and add a bright little detail.

(Some people knit tea cozys, but I guess that I would be in the category of people who knit neck cozys.)

To download pattern, click here.

3 Responses to “neck cozy”

  1. heli Says:

    super cute

  2. Danielle Says:

    It’s SO pretty!! I desperately want one but am still stuck on my scarf…i wish I could just whip things up like you.

  3. Kathy Martin Says:

    I would love to knit this. Did you happen to write down any numbers, or stitches, do you have a pattern that you created that I could get? Thanks so much for your time. Kathy.

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