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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…

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

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https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/warm-tweedy-neckwarmer.html

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.

http://www.ravelry.com/groups/for-the-children-of-pine-ridge

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