Our days are shorter now and the sky seems to grow dark as soon as we leave work. Longer nights mean more time to sit and knit up those Christmas projects. It is Week Five in our Countdown to Christmas and our latest project in One Skein One Gift will definitely turn some heads.
Floral Neck Warmer
Needles: 3.75 mm double pointed set
Crochet Hook: 3.50 mm
Yarn: 1 skein Fancy Free
Cast on 27 sts. Using only 2 needles, work in Pattern as follows-
Row 1- *K2, P2*, rep *to*, end with, K2, P1. Rep this row until work measures 13.5 in, slightly stretched.
Next Row- *P2tog*, rep *to*, end, P1 = 14 sts. Cont in K1/P1 ribbing for 3.5 in, ending with RS facing.
Row 1- K6, YO, K2, YO, K6
Row 2 and alternate rows- P
Row 3- K7, YO, K2, YO, K7
Row 5- K8, YO, K2, YO, K8
Row 7- K9, YO, K2, YO, K9
Row 9- K10, YO, K2, YO, K10
Row 11- K1, K2tog, K6, K2tog, YO, K2, YO, K2tog tbl(through back loop), K6, K2tog tbl, K1
Row 13- K1, K2tog, K5, K2tog, YO, K2, YO, K2tog tbl, K5, K2tog tbl, K1
Cont to decrease in this way having 1 st less on each side of centre on RS rows until 10 sts remain. With RS facing for next row-
Row 1- K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog tbl, K1.
Next and all alternate rows- P
Row 3- K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog tbl, K1
Row 5- K1, K2tog, K2tog tbl, K1
Row 6- K2tog, k2tog tbl = 2 sts. P2tog. Fasten off. Tie a knot in scarf directly over ribbed section.
Cast on 12 sts, divide evenly on 3 needles, join in round. Knit across 1st round, inc in each st = 24 sts. Knit 1 round. Knit across next round, inc into front, back and front of each st = 72 sts. Knit 1 round. Knit across next round, inc into front, back, and front of each st = 216 sts. K 3 more rounds. Cast off loosely.
Thread yarn through cast on sts at edge of Scarf, loosely tighten and secure into a circle approx the size of a loonie. Place centre of Flower over top of this opening, hold in place, with crochet hook, work 1 round of 24 scs through both layers, slip st to join round. Fasten off.
Slip knotted end through Flower opening to fasten Scarf around neck.