Knitting–Easy Neckwarmer–Free Pattern


There are so many free patterns available online and one of my favorite sources is Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days.  A lovely lady in England provides a large file of free patterns, most of them for babies and pre-schoolers, but also has an occasional pattern like this Warm Tweedy Neckwarmer in sizes for child, teenager and woman.  This is a very easy pattern that turns out especially pretty.  It’s basically a long rectangle that is folded back on itself and held together by buttons only or, in my case, some stitching along two edges.  There are no buttonholes in the design – the neckwarmer just slips over the head.

Instructions are clear and accurate and I would rate it a “beginner” pattern.  It’s also a nice way to use some pretty buttons.

This past week, I made this one for an adult using double strand worsted yarn and a size 8 needle…


…and this one for a child, using single strand worsted and a size 8 needle to do a garter stitch.


I’ve previously made these neckwarmers for the Pine Ridge Lakota children’s group:

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I like to think that these are providing some warmth for the children in the bitter cold of South Dakota.



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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

8 thoughts on “Knitting–Easy Neckwarmer–Free Pattern”

  1. I’m sure they are appreciated in SD. Winter there is long. When we went, sometimes even May and into June could be pretty chilly and damp. We always left in September to avoid the cold that came so early. These are great neck warmers.

  2. As we are starting to feel the cold of Winter, I can see how those neck warmers will be welcomed by any one who receives them. Isn’t it wonderful so many people are will to share a free pattern for a project like this? Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you for sharing the link to my blog. I’m a very new knitter but will be sharing some good links that might be of interest to any skill level.

      1. I went to one knitting class at my library to learn how, but the trigger finger I have in several digits kept locking up and I found it too painful to pursue. So, I focus on other projects and admire the work of those who do knit.

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