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By Kristen Ashbaugh Helmreich for Jimmy Beans Wool
Finished Measurements:
Blocked - 16” long x 7.5” wide
Unblocked - 14.5” long x 7.5” wide
3 sts = 1” in garter stitch
*Please Note: Getting gauge for this project is critical! The yardage using the Lotus
Cashmere Chunky is very tight (within just a few feet of yarn) so it’s very important to
get stitch gauge. If you are a tight knitter, it is recommended that you go up a needle
size. Also, to conserve yarn we’ve used a cable cast on (uses less yarn) and made our
tails as short as we dare. If using 2 colors, you can make 2 Neckies by swapping the
MC and the CC on the 2nd Neckie.
co- cast on
bo- bind off
k- knit
p- purl
st(s)- stitch(es)
k1 f&b- knit 1 front and back
garter stitch- fabric created when you knit (k) every row.

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  • Step 1

    With larger needles co 22 sts using a Cable Cast On.

    Row 1 (RS): Knit. (If using CC, join and knit this row in CC.)
    Row 2 (WS): Knit
    Row 3 (RS): Knit 3, BO 2 (one of the bound off sts will actually be that 3rd stitch you
    just knit), knit to end of row.
    Row 4 (WS): Knit to last 3 sts, k1 f&b, k1f&b, k1
    Rows 5-10: Switch back to MC and knit every row.
    Row 11 (RS): Knit
    Row 12 (WS): k7, p8, k7
    *Repeat Rows 11 & 12 until piece measures 12.5” long

  • Step 2

    Knit 10 more rows in garter stitch.
    BO loosely.
    Wet or steam block to measurements. Wet blocking resulted in a finished length of 17”
    that once dried, shrunk a bit to 16”.

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