Sunday, December 23, 2007

FREE PATTERN: Nico Neck Piece

This piece was designed for my friend Nicole. She has a very distinctive style and flare. One leg in the 80’s, the other one is firmly planted in this era and even beyond. Her taste in colour is something particular and with this design I tried to make her something that reflects that. Problem with 'the style people' is that it’s often a fine line between the cool en the cold eye. But when I gave it to her on her birthday party she loved it… pheeew!

The neck piece is basically a long triangle with loop stitch on one end, a big button and a playful use of colour, nothing more.

SIZE
One size fits all

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Length: 29 inches/ 75 cm

MATERIALS

[MC] bright pink acrylic yarn from stash
[CC1] bright green acrylic yarn from stash
[CC2] bright citrus yellow acrylic yarn from stash
1 pair # 15 US/ #10 mm straight needles
a tapestry needle
a big button

GAUGE
8 sts/13 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch using 3 threads

PATTERN NOTES
The neck piece is worked from the bottom up starting with a loop stitch, going into stockinette stitch that is decreased to the top ending in an i-cord.

ML (make loop)
Row 1: (WS) K
Row 2: (RS) k1, *k1 without slipping st off left needle. Bring yarn around left thumb to form a loop, Bring yarn to back, between the needles, and k the same st again, this time slipping to right needle ( 2 st now on right needle). YO, cast off 2 st on right needle over YO, k1 * repeat
Row 3: (WS) K
Row 4: k1, *k1 without slipping st off left needle. Bring yarn around left thumb to form a loop, Bring yarn to back, between the needles, and k the same st again, this time slipping to right needle ( 2 st now on right needle). YO, cast off 2 st on right needle over YO; repeat from * to last st

Repeat these 4 rows

Used Techniques
casting on (single cast on + Double Cast-On aka Long-Tail Cast-On)
binding off
stockinette stitch
decreasing (k2tog)
loop stitch

PATTERN
Cast on 22 st using single cast on + Double Cast-On aka Long-Tail Cast-On.
Start working Fur stitch

ML using [MC]
Then add [CC1] and ML
Add [CC2] and ML

K one row
Now work st st for 23” / 60cm, at the same time;
K2tog on both sides of a row every two rows (5 times),
K2tog on both sides of a row every 4 rows (5 times)
K2tog on both sides of a row every 2 rows (once) until piece measures 16”/ 40 cm,
K2tog, K1, K2tog
Work 5 “/ 13 cm
K1, K2tog, K1
Work until piece measures 23”/ 60 cm
BO 3 stitches

FINISHING
Weave in all ends and sew on a big button just above the loops in the middle of the project.

Tie the i-cord site around the button.

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please let me know if you have any questions or if you think that there's a error in the pattern.

2 comments:

astrid said...

ongelooflijk zeg, dat jij daar tijd voor hebt: breien en dan ook nog het patroon uitschrijven. ben jij supervrouw of zo?

froukje said...

Yup.

Dit is er even eentje niet voor mij. Hij staat mooi bij jou, maar wat dacht je van mij morgenochtend om half acht in de trein van Haarlem naar Leiden?

UKkkkkk

Durf ik niet (kan misschien/waarschijnlijk alleen in de regio Roterdam)

Maar dat neemt niet weg dat ik jou en je kleintje en de vader van je kleintje een geweldig nieuw jaar wens, en dat ik me verheug op al je nieuwe blogs en als je er aan toekomt op al je nieuwe patronen!