The Herringbone Neck Warmer has all the makings of a fantastic last minute holiday knit. It uses 1 hank of Sheep Shop One yarn, which comes in great colors for women and men; it’s a worsted weight yarn knit on size 11 needles, so it moves along quickly; and, it’s a cool stitch pattern that’s fun to knit.
We used color “fall”. Any of the Sheep Shop One multis or even the solids would be wonderful. Here’s how you can make your own –
HERRINGBONE NECK WARMER
one size fits most
Sheep Shop One Yarn, 1 hank & Size 11 needles (10” straight or 24” circular)
22 sts = 4 inches in herringbone stitch, Note: since this is a scarf, gauge is not critical
sl1 – slip one stitch from left to right needle as if to purl
psso – Pass the Slipped Stitch Over
Row 1: K1, * sl1, k1, psso but knit through back loop first; repeat to last
stitch *, K1.
Row 2: P2tog and keep on left needle, p 1st stitch again and drop both stitches
Repeat rows 1 and 2 to desired length.
UPDATED, 8/4/2011: Because the stitch pattern can be confusing, I made this short video. Check it out!
CO 30 sts.
Work Stitch Pattern for 28 inches, ending with Row 2. Bind off all stitches.
With yarn doubled, pick up and knit 15 stitches along bound off edge. Knit 1 row.
Buttonhole row – K3, yarn over, k2tog, k5, k2tog, yarn over, k3.
Knit 1 row. Bind off.
Sew buttons on beginning side of scarf corresponding to buttonholes. Weave in ends.
I knit this over a 4 day period while working on other projects. It probably would’ve been finished in 2 days if I’d worked on nothing else. Enjoy!