Pip-Squeak Chapeau Inspired Neck Warmer Pattern by Me!
Hi everyone! This is my first attempt at writing out one of my knitting patterns, so any feedback on it will help. I thought i'd post the pattern on here because it's short and there have been a couple questions about how I have done it. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the gauge I used, so if you have to use a different yarn, it may change the pattern a bit. Once I have time to pick up some different yarn and try this again, i'll adjust the pattern. Hopefully, this will give you a good starting point. Here we go.
I used 2 Skeins of Plymouth Yarn Encore Chunky in Color #1405. I combined these two yarns to double the thickness of my stitch. For this reason, I eyed the length so that I could get away with only using these two skeins.
US Size 15, 16" Circulars
This is a pretty straightforward tube, knit in the round. The only thing you're going to have to know how to do is knit a stitch and decrease using these techniques -
* SSK (slip, slip, knit): The method I use is the SSK "Improved" method, which is shown on this website. To do this, you slip the first stitch as if to knit, slip the second stitch as if to purl and then knit those two stitches together through the back loops.
* K2TOG (knit two together): This is just as it sounds. Knit two stitches together through the back loops.
* YO (yarn over): bringing yarn in front of right knitting needle and over to the back, adding an extra stitch.
Cast On 55 sts (stitches). Join for working in the rnd (round), being careful not to twist. Place marker (I use a paperclip) to indicate the beginning of your round. Working in Stockingnette st (knitting all sts every round), work until you've reached the length that you'd like that decrease round to hit the back of your head -- I think I knit around 20 rnds. On next rnd, starting from marker, k 12 sts, ssk, k 4 sts, k2tog and knit to end of rnd. K 1 rnd. Starting from marker again, k 12 sts, ssk, k 2 sts, knit 2 tog and k to end of rnd. K 1 rnd. From marker, k 12 sts, ssk, yo, k2tog and k to end of rnd. Continue knitting for as many rnds as you can until you have just enough yarn to cast off. There, you go! You're done! Super easy, right? Just sew in those ends and you've got your very own Pip-Squeak Inspired Neck Warmer!