July 19, 2009 at 3:26 am (chunky, cowl. collar, easy, garter stitch, handspun, scarf, simple crochet cards, tdf)

Is it a cowl?
Is it a scarf?
Is it a collar?
Nope…it’s what we in Wales would call a “Bethtingalw” – a “whatdyoucallit”.

Basically it’s a bit of simple knitting and a snazzy technique.


Chunky yarn – although you could use any yarn really, just work out your measurements.
A Large button.
Size 9mm needles.
Tapestry needle.

Tension: 12sts x 8 rows in 10cm working in garter stitch.

To Make:

Cast on 24 sts
Continue to garter stitch (knit on every row) until your work measures around

Button hole row: k7, k2tog, yf, k to end of row.

Knit 6 more rows.

Cast off 15 sts and fasten off and you are left with 9 live sts:

Here comes the fun bit. Start unravelling the live sts that are left.

Place the scarfy-thing around your neck and decide where you want the button, add one and off you go!


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