Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Twelve Weeks of Christmas

Hold onto your sock needles, its that time of year, the grand old countdown to Christmas. This year we kick off the tradition with a special feature-Twelve Weeks Of Christmas- One Skein One Gift. Each week a new item will appear on display, knit with only one skein of yarn. Kits will be available in an assortment of colours with a free pattern included, a total of twelve quick and easy gift ideas for your friends and family.

Lets get started- Week One features an old pattern revisited in a delicious, buttery yarn, Mulberry and Merino. This yarn is available in Teal as shown, Russet, Oyster, Taupe, Pale Lilac, Grape, Camel, and Burnt Orange.

Classic Bowtie Neck Scarf
Size: Womens
Yarn: 1 skein Mulberry and Merino
Needles: 4.50 mm
Cast on 3 sts.
Next Row- K2, YO, K to end. Rep this row until 24 sts on needle.
Next Row- K2, YO, K2tog, K to end. Rep this row 18 more times.
Slot Opening:
Next Row- *K1 st onto right needle, SL1 st onto stitch holder and hold at back of work*, rep *to*. Cont on 12 sts only in K1/P1 rib for 16 rows. Cut yarn. Rejoin yarn to stitch holder and work 16 rows in K1/P1 ribbing.
Slot Closing:
Next Row- *with needles side by side, K1 st from front and back needle together*, rep *to* = 12 sts.
Next Row- *K2, inc 1 st into loop from back st*, rep *to*, end with, K2 = 17 sts
Cont to K each row until 12" from Slot Closing (slightly stretched).
Next Row-*K1, K2tog*, rep *to*, end, K2 = 12 sts.
Cont in K1/P1 ribbing for 16 rows.
Next Row- K into front and back of each st = 24 sts.
Next Row- K2, YO, K2tog, K to end. Rep this row 18 more times.
Next Row- K1, K2tog, YO, K2tog, K to end. Rep this row until 5 sts remain.
Next Row- K1, SL1, K2tog, PSSO, K1 = 3 sts
Cast off rem sts.
Enjoy your first project of the season!


  1. My mum used to knit these but at the age of 95 she couldnt remember the pattern, thanks for shareing.

  2. this is an oldie, but just as pretty and new looking in a silky yarn.