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warm fuzzies

I started working on bridie a few weeks back. it's a nice simple knit (so far) and I've got both sleeves and almost half of the back done. I made some mods - shortened the sleeves and added some shaping, which required math and thinking. and it's kind of taking a while because I am slow and maybe easily bored.

needless to say, it was time for another mindless quickie for me! I swung by michael's the other day to see if they had anything I could blow my 40% off coupon of the week on and almost walked out of the store empty-handed. and then this crazy offensive mustard yellow caught my eye. did you know lion brand wool-ease thick & quick now comes in a rainbow of crazy 70s colors? maybe it has for a while. who knows. but it was the first time I'd seen it on the shelves! how could I not buy it?

I went home, cast on 25 st on us13 straights and cruised along in garter stitch (slipping the first st of each row k-wise) until it was long enough to wrap around my neck. then I bound off, seamed it up like so
and wham
thank you, lamb (and mostly acrylic) -

now I'm warm and toasty and feeling kind of stylish, even in my pjs. this was so fast and mindless I almost feel like I need another fast mindless before I pick up bridie again. or maybe I can make another one of these little guys.

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  • Blogger Wendy says so:
    1:51 AM  

    o m g !!!!! that twisty neckwarmer is brilliant!!!! you're officially a knitting genius!! i love it! and the color is awesome. and the dog! eee! love it!!!!! top

  • Blogger dileri says so:
    6:26 AM  

    that's a great idea! thanks for sharing. the color is brillant, too. top

  • Blogger Cetelia says so:
    8:23 AM  

    Very cute neckwarmer. I'm new at knitting and wondered if you could explain what it means to slip the first stitch of each row. Does it mean I move the first stitch on both the wrong side and ride side of the piece to the right needle as if I'm knitting it but I don't actually knit it? Thanks for helping me, I just want to make sure I get it right so my warmer turns out as nice as yours. Thanks for sharing the pattern! top

  • Blogger insaknitty says so:
    9:05 AM  

    hi, cetelia! I hope you check back here for my reply - I couldn't find another way to respond to you. I think you have the right idea for slipping the stitch. it means just to move the stitch onto the right needle by inserting the needle into it as if you were going to knit it, but without actually knitting it. I'm glad you like the neckwarmer! anyone who can do the knit stitch can make one. :) I hope you're happy with yours once you're done. happy knitting! top

  • Blogger Cetelia says so:
    9:46 AM  

    Thanks for your help! I'm not sure what slipping the first stitch of each row does but I'm definitely going to give this project a try. Thanks again!! top

  • Blogger krisstl says so:
    8:15 AM  

    Thanks for this tutorial ! I did it ! Wonderful neckwarmer ! top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    11:44 AM  

    I love it.Wonderful color too.Thanks for sharing. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    3:15 PM  

    I just made one, quick and fun to knit! They are a hit on Norwegian blogs these days. :o) top

  • Blogger Lise says so:
    5:57 PM  

    This comment has been removed by the author. top

  • Blogger Lise says so:
    6:00 PM  

    I really love your neckwarmer! Greetings from Norway. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    7:07 PM  

    Hi. I reached your page from Japanese knitting site introducing your neckwarmer. You are famous in Japanese knitting community! Wow, it looks very nice and easy for beginner like myself. I am trying to make it with Noro yarn of my stock. top

  • Blogger Elin H. says so:
    11:42 PM  

    What a lovely neckwarmer, and so easy to knit! Even I can do that :) Thanks for the inspiration :)) top

  • Blogger Elin H. says so:
    2:18 PM  

    Now I've knitted my own neck-warmer. Thanks for the inspiration :)
    Mine is dark green with a heart-button on it.
    http://elinslillehobbyhjorne.blogspot.com/ top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    6:09 AM  

    Thanks for the idea! I just made one based on this, but with minor changes. (20 stitches wide with Lion Brand Thick & Quick chenille) I think it'll make a great gift. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    11:42 PM  

    Many thanks for sharing this idea with other knitters. I wish more knitters would do so. Regards from France. Sylviane top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    4:11 AM  

    Fantastic. So smart and easy. Thank yoy.:-) top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    11:43 AM  

    I made the neck warmer but I need a tutorial on how to turn or fold to get the exact neck warmer as shown in the picture. Also what will the back side looks like.
    Thanks top