Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Free Knitting Pattern...Strawberry Jam Neck Wrap!

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
Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only.
If you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog.

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  1. we have no cold weather in Venezuela to enjoy the knitwear... however i enjoy making things like this for my kids who've moved to colder climates... thanks for the great pattern.

    1. What a beautiful country! Thanks for stopping by and happy knitting!

  2. Oh I love this! Would like to crochet one like this because I don't knit. Do you have a crochet pattern for this?

    1. Working on it now actually! I'll keep you posted! :)

  3. I love your projects if I do not have the same yarn as you I not sure the size is coming out right. I love this cowl what is the width and length it would be good to give dimensions of your projects.

    1. The sizing in the pattern is shown above, hope that helps! I pasted it here for you below too:

      Length: 20 inches
      Width: 9 inches

  4. I love how you use one skein for your patterns...and Hometown USA is one of my favorites. Can't wait to get some more yarn to try this! (:

    1. Thanks! Quick and easy projects are my favorite too!

  5. I would luv to convert this pattern for an Afghan....what do u think.....I would do it on a round needle....

    1. On the same size needles (US15) with the same yarn (Lion Brand Hometown USA) you would need about 11 skeins to do an afghan approximately 45"x50".

      The pattern repeat is a multiple of 2 + 4, so cast on 84 stitches and knit rows 1-5 a total of 30 times then knit rows 1-4 once more and bind off.

  6. In looking at your pictures, the neck wraps are displayed around a very tiny "neck." Will the finished wrap lay properly despite the size of the person wearing it? Thank you! Love the pattern....

  7. In answer to Diane, could you just make it longer? Try it on as you go. I would also like a "professional" answer as I really like this pattern!

  8. love this so much--just what i have been looking for.
    thanks for sharing your love with us all..
    knitting smiles--thanks again

  9. Can we make and sell

  10. Totally gorgeous!

  11. Thank you. I think I have made at least of your patterns! Love. Love. Love. Just completed the key lime pattern in wool ease thick and quick in pumpkin!

  12. Easy and awesome. Great gift for my DIL. Thanks!


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