BOLD BUTTON NECKPIECE
Approximately 2 wide x 21 long
Materials: 120 yds. bulky wt. cotton/acrylic
blend yarn, or other soft cotton-blend yarn
shown in Lion Brand Yarns Babys First (55% acrylic/45% cotton,
120 yds/110 m per 3.5 oz/100 g ball) in color: #146 Sea Sprite
four double-pointed needles (dpns), size US 10 (6 mm), or size
needed to achieve gauge
(1-1/4), sewing needle & thread
12 sts & 20 rows = 4/10 cm in stockinette st on size 10 (6 mm)
Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO),
each (ea), knit (k), knit two together (k2tog), needle (ndl),
pattern (patt), purl (p), repeat (rep), round (rnd), slip (sl),
stitch (st), together (tog), yarn over (yo)
Neckpiece is worked in the round on dpns from narrow end to narrow
end, forming a double-thickness piece with textured stitch pattern
on front (outside) and smooth stockinette on back (inside).
Buttonhole is incorporated in both thicknesses at end of piece.
Three-needle bindoff (3-ndl BO): Place equal number of sts on 2 dpns.
Holding ndls together, with a third dpn bind off through both
thicknesses by inserting needle through st on front needle & st on
back needle and binding off in the usual manner.
12 tail at beg (for use later), CO 15 onto dpns, arranging sts
thus: 4 sts on Ndl #1, 7 sts on Ndl #2, 4 sts on Ndl #3.
K4, p2, k3, p2, k4.
K4, p2, k1, p1, k1, p2, k4.
1-2 until piece measures 20 from beg.
create buttonholes in both thicknesses, work proceeds back and forth
in rows as follows:
Buttonhole row: K4, p2, k1, yo wrapping yarn around ndl twice,
k2tog, p2, k4, turn work.
row: P4, k2, p1, k1 dropping extra yo loop, p1, k2, p4, turn work.
working in rnds:
Rep Rnd 2.
(dec rnd): Rep Rnd 1, ending with k2, k2tog instead of K4 (14 sts)
bind-off, knit across first 4 sts of next rnd, then place 7 sts of
front (textured side) on one dpn and 7 sts of back (stockinette
side) on second dpn. Work 3-ndl BO (see Special stitches above.)
Cut yarn and weave in tail.
cast-on tail, close cast-on opening by whipstitching through each
cast-on lp around, pull tail gently to close. Sew button to front
of this end of piece.
wear: Place piece around neck and push button through both
thicknesses of buttonhole opening.
2013 Designs by KN
personal or charity use only. Do not duplicate pattern for