Monday, June 16, 2008

A Pattern: Cotton Thread Neckerchief

Mattie's Cotton Neckerchief

Materials: #10 bedspread cotton and #1 straight needles (you'll need less than a ball)

CO 4 stitches

Row 1: K

Row 2: K2, YO, K to last stitch. K last stitch in the back of the stitch.

Repeat Row 2 until length from point is 10 inches.

Headband section:

Row 1: K across

Row2: K

Row 3: K2, *YO, K2T* to last two stitches, K2

Rows 4 and 5: K

Bind off.

Ties: Pick up five stitches along side edges of "headband" section and K for 12 inches or desired length. (You can taper the ends if desired by knitting two stitches together at the beginning of two rows, then binding off the last stitches.)

This looks great either tied around the hair or tied at the back of the neck to fill in a sweater or shirt's neckline.


Jane said...

Thanks for the pattern - have some cotton thread and couldn't decide what to do with it. Think this might be a good item for our Christmas bazaar since we are in south Florida where it is warm year round. And often windy here on the coast. Jane

rochard said...

Hi, Jane!

I made this with Patons Grace, too, with a #2 needle and it was a bit better, as the thread fabric is gauzy. Also, you can make the headband portion out of a different color, which is also quite nice. I made one with some metallic Knit Cro-Sheen as the headband, which looks very pretty.

Let me know if you make any.


Lisa D said...

You can also get nicely "scrubby" dishcloths/facecloths with multiple strands of crochet thread held together.

The resulting cloths are great for washing glass or for gently exfoliating your face!