Sunday, January 18, 2009

Warming up some necks.

Smooshie and warm!

green thermis buttoned

Pattern: Thermis
Yarn: Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran x2 balls.
Adjustments: None. I used a tubular cast on and a tubular cast off. The two do produce different results, as a commentor noted. The cast off is much stretchier and looks bigger than the cast on. I suppose you could go down a couple needle sizes for the cast off and they would be more similar...but to me, it works out fine for this project!
The feel of the cashmerino is divine!
It is meant for a gift...if I can keep it off my neck;)

I also knit a Thermis for my Hubby.

grey thermis

Again, I love it...but I thought he should try a neck warmer out since he hasn't really ever worn the scarf I knit for him. He was very hesitant at first...but I assured him that it was very "manly" looking. He has been sporting it every day! He even says it is the best thing I have ever knit for him. (yes, out of all the hundreds of things I have knit...he has only got a pair of socks, a scarf and now a neck warmer...)
I used Patons Classic Merino for his...I really love this darker grey colour.

Lastly, I knit up a wham bam thank you lamb neckwarmer to match with the pink urchin.

maia in pink hat and neck warmer

This is my friends goddaughters sister. I knew that hat would look great on her, so I used up the leftovers to make the neck warmer. She actually wore it around the house all day! What a cutie.
FYI this one is only 15 sts wide, and the size was perfect for her. Needless to say, I will be making two more sets for her sisters!


Anonymous said...

Well, I think they both look wonderful--warm, classy, simple. What's not to love??

Rose said...

love them! i love the whole cowl/neckwarmer trend this year. They are so functional, and so good looking.

Susan Luni said...

Adorable! (Don't tell hubby I used that word.)
The Urchin combo is especially appealing. I wonder if I have any bulky yarn....

Anonymous said...

I love Urchin. And since I am on a hat kick, it might just have to be my next one.
Thanks for the link.

Stephanie said...

Wow. I've been looking for a neck cowl and this one is perfect! Thanks for the great pattern and both your versions are superb.