Alley Collar

Sunday, December 27, 2009
This collar takes the great aspects of small-project knitting and runs with them. It pairs just one skein of a luscious wool/alpaca/silk chunky yarn in a bold teal color with a simple but dramatic slip-stitch pattern to make a warm and stylish accessory for any occasion. Additional personalization is added with two interesting buttons. This would be a great gift project!

Why the “Alley” collar? The stitch pattern is adapted from the “Bricks” two-color slipstitch pattern from Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, and the narrow strip of scarf made me think of the narrow space between two brick buildings.

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Gauge: 15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
 
Sizing: 4.25in (8.5cm) wide by 23in (57.5cm) long
 
Materials:
1 skein Elsebeth Lavold Silky Flamme (50% Peruvian Wool, 30% Alpaca, 20% Silk) [50g/1.75oz to 82yd/75m] OR 80yds [73m] bulky weight yarn
US10 (6.0mm) needles, OR size needed to match gauge.
2 ¾in buttons
Tapestry needle
Coordinating thread and sewing needle, for attaching buttons

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