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Songbird Neckwarmer Pattern

Songbird Neckwarmer Pattern

 

 

I am so excited to finally share this pattern with you all! It is a quick little stranded neckwarmer worked up in a wool worsted weight yarn. It is knit in the round and features a simple stranded design that is easy to memorize and good for those new to colorwork. The colorwork pattern is given in written instructions as well as in a chart for those of you that are more visually inclined. I know for me I much much prefer charts to written instructions when it comes to colorwork. For some reason the pattern just seems easier to memorize that way! I really struggled coming up with a name for this little beauty, but settled on “Songbird,” inspired by my yarn choice: Lark, by Quince and Co.

 

 

 

 

 

Abbreviations:

  • CO: Cast-on
  • CC1: Contrasting color #1
  • CC2: Contrasting color #2
  • k: knit
  • MC: Main color
  • sts: stitches
  • pm: place marker

Size and gauge:

  • Size: Circumference = 21” and Height =7.25”
  • Gauge: 4” = 24 sts and 30 rounds in colorwork pattern (after blocking)

Materials:

Needles: US 7 (4.50 mm) 1

6” circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)

Yarn: Lark by Quince and Co. (or another worsted weight yarn)

  • 135 yards (50g) Main color (MC): Egret (White)
  • 50 yards (20g) Contrasting color #1 (CC1): Honey (Green)
  • 50 yards (20g) Contrasting color #2 (CC2): Chanterelle (Brown)

Notions: Tapestry needle for weaving in end;  stitch markers

The Pattern:

Bottom ribbed edge and set up:

  • CO 128 sts (MC)
  • Join in the round, pm to indicate beginning of round
  • Rounds 1-8: *k1 p1* repeat to end of round (MC)
  • Round 9: *k8, pm* repeat to end of round (MC)

Repeating colorwork pattern:

The colorwork pattern is provided in chart form and written instructions.

Written Instructions: 

Note: Slip markers after each 8 st repeat

Round 1: Join in CC1 when needed * k2 (MC), k3 (CC1), k3 (MC) * repeat 15 more times

  • Round 2: * k1 (MC), k2 (CC1), k1 (MC), k2 (CC1), k1(MC), k1 (CC1)* repeat 15 more times
  • Round 3: * k2 (CC1), k3 (MC), k2 (CC1), k1 (MC) * repeat 15 more times
  • Round 4: * k1 (CC1), k2 (MC), k1 (CC1), k2 (MC), k2 (CC1) * repeat 15 more times
  • Round 5: * k2 (MC), k1 (CC1), k1 (MC), k1 (CC1), k2 (MC), k1 (CC1) * repeat 15 more times
  • Round 6: * k1 (CC1), k2 (MC), k1 (CC1), k2 (MC), k2 (CC1) * repeat 15 more times
  • Round 7: * k2 (CC1), k3 (MC), k2 (CC1), k1 (MC) * repeat 15 more times
  • Round 8: * k1 (MC), k2 (CC1), k1 (MC), k2 (CC1), k1 (MC), k1 (CC1) * repeat 15 more times
  • Round 9: * k2 (MC), k3 (CC1), k3 (MC) * repeat 15 more times

Break CC1 yarn, and join in CC2

  • Round 10: * k1 (CC2), k5 (MC), k2 (CC2) * repeat 15 more times
  • Round 11: * k2 (CC2), k1 (MC), k1 (CC2), k1 (MC), k2 (CC2), k1 (MC) * repeat 15 more times
  • Round 12: * k1 (MC), k2 (CC2), k1 (MC), k2 (CC2), k2 (MC) * repeat 15 more times
  • Round 13: * k2 (MC), k3 (CC2), k2 (MC), k1 (CC2) * repeat 15 more times
  • Round 14: * k1 (CC2), k2 (MC), k1 (CC2), k2 (MC), k1 (CC2), k1 (MC) * repeat 15 more times
  • Round 15: * k2 (MC), k3 (CC2), k2 (MC), k1 (CC2) * repeat 15 more times
  • Round 16: * k1 (MC), k2 (CC2), k1 (MC), k2 (CC2), k2 (MC) * repeat 15 more times
  • Round 17: * k2 (CC2), k1 (MC), k1 (CC2), k1 (MC), k2 (CC2), k1 (MC) * repeat 15 more times
  • Round 18: * k1 (CC2), k5 (MC), k2 (CC2) * repeat 15 more times
  • Break CC2 yarn

Repeat colorwork rounds 1-18 once more (for a total of 36 rounds in the vertical direction).

Colorwork Chart:

Top ribbed edge:

After colorwork pattern repeats are complete, one row will be knit across in the MC and then the neckwarmer will be finished with a 1×1 ribbed edge: 

  • Round 1: k across, removing markers as you go (MC)
  • Rounds 2-9: *k1 p1* repeat to end of round (MC)

 

  • Bind off loosely (or use a stretchy bind off method)

Finishing:

Weave in ends and block.

 

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