The Strawberry Jam Neck Wrap is a pretty and festive accessory that adds a punch of color to a gray day. A simple five row stitch sequence is super simple for beginners, but is equally engaging for seasoned knitters as well. A pretty eyelet row adds to the visual appeal, and this project has no purling whatsoever! Worked with larger needles, the result is a very quick project that is warm, lofty, and beautiful.
Strawberry Jam Neck Wrap
By Jennifer Dickerson
- 1 skein Lion Brand Hometown USA Solids in Cincinnati Red (note: the "tweed" and "multi" versions of this yarn have a shorter yardage than the solid version pictured here, please adjust accordingly)
- US 15 (10.0 mm) Straight Needles
- 1 button (the button shown is 1 inch wide and that size worked really well. Please be sure to pass your button through one of the eyelet holes before sewing it on)
- Tapestry Needle
- Length: 20 inches
- Width: 9 inches
CO 20 sts
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: K2, *yo, K2tog; rpt from * to last 2 sts; K2
Rpt rows 1-5 fourteen more times, for a total of 15 repeats. Work rows 1-4 once more.
Break yarn, weave in ends and block as desired.
Sew button to corner as shown below. Eyelet holes are used for the button hole, so before sewing button to your piece, be sure that the button can pass through.
Here are a few more ideas for wearing your neck wrap!
With the button at your shoulder, simply fold down the collar a bit...
Spin the entire wrap around so the button is in the back, making a cowl-like silhouette,
Or you could wear the button in the front middle, like a shawlette or capelet...fun!
Click below to watch a video on how to knit the Strawberry Jam Neck Wrap stitch by stitch:
Here is a similar pattern for crocheters too...
Click Here for the Key Lime Neck Wrap Pattern
© Jennifer Dickerson 2012
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