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Make A Seed Stitch Leather Button Neckwarmer

Posted on | January 30, 2012 | 11 Comments

Inspired by a knit cowl designed by Knittles; I made a seed stitch version with five leather buttons. The neckwarmer is easy to knit and super cozy. Using the same seed stitch technique from my scarf project; I increased the width and shrunk the length. Five leather buttons ($0.79 each) I picked up at MJ Trim in New York secure the neckwarmer in place. The fitted style keeps my neck warm on bitter cold days without the bulkiness of a long scarf. Pull the neckwarmer up to cover your face or push down below your chin for a comfortable fit.

My Version
1 skein (100g/87yd) of Rowan Yarns Big Wool in Linen
US size 13 knitting needles (I could have used #15 but I have a loose purl stitch)

Cast on 21 stitches (odd numbers only)
Row 1: Slip 1 knitwise, *p1, k1; repeat till end. (you should end with a knit)
Repeat the pattern till you use up the skein.
Bind off and tuck in ends.

Secure five buttons on one side of the neckwarmer. I used leftover yarn and tied each button through onto the backside. I then positioned the button to poke through the overlapping top layer to the front side. I didn’t knit button holes but used the gaps between the purl and knit stitch. Below snapshots of the neckwarmer I made. Enjoy!

Handmade seed stitch (moss stitch) neckwarmer.

Front of neckwarmer.

Buttons attached to backside of neckwarmer.

Back of neckwarmer.

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11 Responses to “Make A Seed Stitch Leather Button Neckwarmer”

  1. heather
    January 30th, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    This is beautiful! I love these types of cowls. And since you ‘taught’ me the seed stitch, I’ve really been enjoying it. Its so simple and pretty!~


  2. veronica
    January 30th, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

    Don’t you just love the look of seed stitch??? That looks so cozy & I love the leather buttons, they remind me of a coat my grandmother used to wear.


  3. Leslie
    January 30th, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    I LOVE this! So pretty!


  4. erin, reading my tea leaves
    January 30th, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    lovely! the buttons are such a nice addition.


  5. Renee
    January 30th, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    I wish I could knit, that neckwarmer is super cute!


  6. Ileana
    January 31st, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    I really like it. It is both stylish and warm.


  7. Meghan Shadrick
    January 31st, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    Love it! It looks like something you could buy at a boutique store.

    Now I just need to learn to knit : )


  8. My Dog-Eared Pages
    January 31st, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    I adore this! I need to learn how to knit, too. perfect leather buttons. LOVE. ; )


  9. elissa
    February 1st, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

    looks great! i’m going to casually send this link to my friend who knits and hope she gets the hint!


  10. Katy Elliott
    February 1st, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

    Thanks guys! You could knit this in any pattern. If your a beginner just knit in garter…would be really cute too!


  11. salmon
    February 4th, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    so pretty! and i love that you didn’t need to create buttonholes … i’m still way too beginner to think about buttonholes.


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