Just a couple of days ago, I was meeting with a yarn rep, ordering Spring yarns and resisting the urge to buy more Winter yarns, when he pulled out the coolest little scarf sample. I couldn’t take my eyes off it. It was so simple, yet so brilliant (aren’t all great ideas?). After our meeting, I grabbed a skein of Malabrigo Rasta and practically skipped home to create my own version.
The Necks Big Thing was born.
I couldn’t stop myself. On Thanksgiving Day, as everyone scurried about getting dinner on the table at my mom’s house, I was whipping up another Necks Big Thing – this one in Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande.
It took my daughter less than 24 hours to steal from me.
We wore our new scarves to work the Black Friday sale at Loops South yesterday. People positively clamored for it. I handed out at least a hundred copies. So in the interest of paper preservation, here is the pattern – just for you.
The Necks Big Thing
90 yards super bulky, bulky or chunky yarn
#19 or #17 needles, plus darning needle
Directions for super bulky or bulky version (such as Rasta or Twinkle):
Holding yarn double and using #19 needles, cast on 5 sts. *K1, P1* across row.
Repeat this row (seed stitch) until piece measures 8-9” from beginning (approximately 15 rows). Bind off loosely.
Now, sew end of rectangle together using mattress stitch to form a loop. To wear, wrap scarf around neck and pull fringes through loop.
For chunky version (such as Plymouth Alpaca Grande Hand Dye):
Same as above, except use #17 needles, cast on 7 sts, cut 32 lengths of fringe, and attach 4 quadruple-strands of fringe at each end.
Enjoy! And be sure to hang on to at least one of them for yourself! Mallory and I can’t stop wearing them.
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