Neck wamer, sizes 2 -10 years:
Yarn: Hacho from Mirasol yarns
Needles: US 4 and 6 / 3,5 and 4,0 mm. Preferably 40 cm
Size: 1-2, (4-6), 8-10 years
The ribbing is knitted in rounds, garter stitching is knitted flat.
- Cast on 84, (88), 92 stitches. Use needle 3,5 mm for ribbing.
- Continue in K2P2 ribbing for 8 cm.
The ribbing should be long enough to be held double around the neck, and you can easily make it longer. From now on the stitches are divided onto two needles for front and back piece.
Front and back are knitted separately and contains a small stockinette stitch area for naming of garment.
- Divide the stitches onto two needles, 4 mm. 42, (44), 46 stitches on each needle.
- Cast on 8, (10), 10 stitches in front of the stitches on the needle by using the knitted cast om method.
See tip below on how to do a knitted cast on.
- Knit to the end of needle and make the same number of stitches as in the front by knitted cast on method. You should now have 58, (64), 66 stitches on the needle.
- Knit 40 rows of garter stitch.
Start every row by slipping first stitch as if purled.
Stockinette stitch area for naming:
Area for name label or a letter in duplicate stitch.
- Knit every stitch on right side.
- Knit 5 first stitches on wrong side, then purl next 12 stitches.
Repeat these to rows 7 times.
Continue in garter stitch:
- Knit 10 more rows.
- Bind off from right side.
Back piece is knitted the same way as the front piece, but to avoid seaming the shoulders together you can always pick up the shoulder stitches from the ones you made on the front piece by a crochet hook. It's your choice.
To avoid breaking the yarn after finishing the rib section I have used knitted cast on to make the extra stitches on shoulders. This video by Kathrine Gregersen (in Norwegian) shows how it's done.
Have fun, and post me a comment if you have any questions!