How to Knit a Neck SockPosted: November 2, 2008
I used size nine circular knitting needles. Pattern must be a multiple of 4. I would recommend a medium to heavy yarn, pick what you like. To get the correct number of stitches make a test square one inch wide and count the number of stitches, multiply by the size of your head (or a little less as the scarf stretches.) The first couple rows may be very tight, depending on your needle length, but it should loosen up as you get a couple rows on.
- Knit 2, Purl 2 for 2 1/2 inches
- Knit for 9 inches (or more)
- Knit 2, Purl 2 for 4 inches
This gives a nice springy neck sock that you can pull over your face or scrunch down on your neck.
Update #1 After a few months of wearing: James has requested that follow up neck socks be a bit longer in the middle section so he can double them up for additional wind protection.
Update #2: There have been several great questions asked. Check out the comments for more information.
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If you don’t feel like knitting one for yourself and are interested in having me make this for you, I do accept orders. Please visit the Shop portion of my site for details.
If you are looking for another great beginner knitting project, check out How to Knit a Basket Weave Stitch. Or if you have ever tackled a project that was too big for you fear not, we all do. I have have managed to turn what should have been the simplest blanket ever into a real doozie. Feel free to head over here and laugh at me for a while.
Ooooohhhh, just made the cutest crochet baby gift. I now present little ducky.
If you have the time and talent, please consider a second project. The folks over at CitzenSAM need helmet liners and scarves (among other things). Please see their website for a full pattern and details as their instructions are very detailed and you do need to follow directions carefully to participate.