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One for me, seven for you


Ok, technically, the one that’s for me isn’t even for me to keep – it’s for my MIL, and it’s part of her birthday gift.

I went back to my trusty little blue Knifty Knitter loom this week and made my very favorite neckwarmer pattern: Cashmere Neckwarmer [the only link I can find is to Ravelry].  It’s a quick knit – two nights in front of the TV, tops.  I like to use Malabrigo Chunky, and it comes out so very soft (and doesn’t break the bank like cashmere would).  Remember the one I made myself last year?  It’s still in heavy cold-weather rotation around here; in fact, I wore it this morning.


The pattern is written for size 13 needles (you know, just in case you know your way around a pair of needles and think you’d like to give it a try), but I had translated it to loom-speak last winter, and I still like to make it that way.

And as for the button… Ah, yes, the button.  It’s decorated in the textured pastel technique Ellen Marshall taught me a few days ago. I figured out a way to make the texture “pop” a bit, and I’m very pleased with the look.

I made three of this two-inch size, and five in my standard 1.25-inch size.  Except for the one that I used on the neckwarmer, the rest are yours for the taking.  And be aware that I am not going to be able to make this exact color scheme again.  If you like it, now is the time to grab it.

Ok.  I could sit here all morning talking about yarn and buttons, but I probably shouldn’t…  Have a happy Thursday!



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14 thoughts on “One for me, seven for you

  1. Those buttons are lovely, Lisa, and look great on the neck warmer. I love the soft colors. Your MIL is lucky to get such a beautiful gift. I loooove Malabrigo yarns.

    I have Ellen’s Surface Treatments book in my art books library at home and will have to dig that out. I have a neck warmer that I made last year that needs to be finished with a couple of buttons. Thanks so much for the inspiration! 🙂

    Happy Creating!
    .-= See Karen’s latest blog post: Saturday Morning Tea =-.

    1. I should look at that book again myself – I’ve never been a surface treatments kind of girl, but times change…
      Enjoy outfitting your neckwarmer 🙂

  2. Thanks for the pattern link! I love the woven look and will have to try it out! 🙂
    .-= See Tanya’s latest blog post: Pillow parade =-.

    1. OK, dummy question from me. What did you do on the loom when the pattern says “slip 1 wyif”? Is that a yarnover … or do I knit the peg and then wrap it again to knit it? I’m excited – I have the perfect skein of handspun for this!
      .-= See Tanya’s latest blog post: Pillow parade =-.

      1. Not a dummy question – I had to google it the first time 🙂 I found an explanation of how to do it on Isela’s blog here about halfway down the page.

        1. Wow, that’s easy! Thank you!! Now can you knit my Christmas presents for me so I can make this right now? 😉
          .-= See Tanya’s latest blog post: Custom-ers! =-.

  3. New blog post: One for me, seven for you

  4. These are my favorite things you’ve ever made, Lisa. So artfully done. Brava.
    .-= See Shelley Noble’s latest blog post: 100 Days: Tea Tin Time =-.

  5. Thanks for posting about this pattern! I love it! I’ve added to my Ravelry queue— like I need one more project on my list. =)
    .-= See Addie’s latest blog post: Jacket Refashion =-.

  6. I love how the Natural Malabrigo goes with your buttons (which are absolutely stunning!). You’re very talented! 🙂
    .-= See Grace’s latest blog post: Rose Redhead =-.

  7. lisa, i really want the button in the upper left. your site said to ask you which ones you had before hitting the buy button. i’m ready to hit the button. i just wanted to make sure it was still available.

    .-= See gerri’s latest blog post: nanojoumo pages =-.

    1. Yep, it’s still available 🙂

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