Nifty Neck Warmer

Nifty Neck Warmer
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Step 1: Getting Started

Oh the weather outside is...chilly! But you can keep your exposed neck warm with your very own knitted nifty neck warmer! Sure, you could wear a scarf. Why not add a little adventure to your knitted accessories with a neck warmer! This is a great project for the beginning knitter or more advanced knitter wanting a soothing easy pattern to work on. Our featured knitting designer, Melanie Smith, creates beautiful knitting patterns for all skill levels and this one is no exception. The variegated colors in the pictured warmer are a great choice for transitioning from season to season. And this knitting pattern will look great in just about any color or combination of colors.

Skill level: Beginner


300 yards of worsted wool yarn

Size 9 16inch needles

Yarn needle


3  ½ inch buttons to match yarn


Gauge: 4 stitches to the inch

Stitches used:

K= knit

P= purl

YO= yarn over

K2tog= Knit 2 together



Step 2: Pattern Instructions





Cast on 88 stitches, join in the round being careful not to twist, place marker.

Round 1: K 2, P2 around, slip maker when you come to it.

Repeat round 1 37 times or 8 inches.


Neck edge

Round 1: Knit each stitch around slip marker when you come to it.

Round 2: Purl each stitch around, slip marker when you come to it.

Round 3: Knit each stitch around at the same time increase 18 stitches evenly around for a total of 106 stitches.

Row 4: now changing to knitting back and forth. Remove marker and turn work. P 2, K 2 across ending with P 2.

Row 5: K 2, P2 across ending with a K2.

Row 6: P2, K 2, to last 4 sts, K2tog, Yo, P2. (buttonhole made)

Row 7: K2, P2 across ending with K 2.

Row 8: P 2, K 2 across ending with P 2.

Rows 9-15: repeat rows 7 and 8 three times ending with row 7.

Row 16: repeat row 6 buttonhole added.

Rows 17- 24: Rrepeat rows 9- 16 one more time.

Row 25: K 2, P 2 across ending with K 2.

Row 26: P 2, K 2 across ending with  P 2.

Bind off loosely.


Sew buttons to neck in proper place.

Lightly block and enjoy!



About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.