Make A Seed Stitch Leather Button Neckwarmer

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 Comments

  1. 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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  2. 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.

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  3. 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!~

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