i tried to resist, but - i lost the struggle. so, here it is. whipped up yesterday and finished today: the JIGAMATHINGROUNDYOURNECK shawl/collar.
"what´s that jigamathing round your neck?" ... well, so here it is, and it´s easy as pie:
about 2 balls of yarn (á 50 g). i used a yarn with gauge 19 stitches/27 rows = 10 cm²
a set of 5 dpns, size to match your yarn (in my case 5 mm)
matching crochet hook.
please note that if you use a thinner yarn with different gauge you´ll have to adjust the following instructions!
cast on 88 stitches (22 on each needle)
2 by 2 rib: *knit 2, purl 2* repeat ** till end of round.
work in 2 by 2 rib until your piece measures 8 cm
*knit 2 together, yarn over* repeat ** till end of round. this will be the folding line for your turtleneck. this inset row will create a little "crown" on the upper edge when folded... very nice effect.
again, work in 2 by 2 rib for 11 cm
knit 2 together till end of last round. 44 stitches will remain on your needles.
with the crochet hook take the last stitch you knitted from the needle and begin to crochet:
row 1: *chain 10, slipstitch through next (meaning left) stitch on knitting needle and pull the stich off the needle*
repeat ** until the round is finished.
for the last time only chain 5 and triple crochet into the first chain stitch.
row 2: *chain 10, single crochet into middle of the chain from previous round*
again, at the last time only chain 5 and triple crochet into the first chain stitch.
repeat row 2 for 3 more times (makes a total of 5 rows)
last row: *chain 9, hold stitch. chain 3, double crochet in 9th chain but only work through 2 loops, yarn over again, work through 2 loops, work through remaining 3 loops, chain 3, slipstitch into 9th chain, chain 8, single crochet into center of chain from previous round.*
repeat ** till the end.
bind off last stitch, weave in all lose ends. you´re finished!
thanks for stopping by! ^.^