Ion Neck Warmer
The best features of wool come together with the durability and style of Tunisian crochet to form the most practical man’s favorite accessory this winter!
10 inches high x 18 inches in circumference
• King Cole Merino Blend DK light ( DK) weight superwash wool yarn ( 13/4 oz/ 113 yds/ 50g per skein):
2 skeins # 23 chocolate • Size J/ 10/ 6mm cabled Tunisian crochet
hook or size needed to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle
6 TSC = 4 inches; 12 TSC rows = 4 inches
Work loops off hook (work lps off hook): Yo, pull through 1 lp on hook ( see A of illustration), [ yo, pull through 2 lps on hook ( see B of illustration)] across until 1 lp rem on hook. Last lp on hook counts as first st of next row. Tunisian Knit Stitch ( TKS): Insert hook through work from front to back between strands of next vertical bar ( see illustration), yo, pull lp through. Tunisian Purl Stitch ( TPS): With yarn in front, insert hook under front strand of next vertical bar from right to left, bring yarn across front of vertical bar and to back ( see illustration), yo, pull lp through. Tunisian Simple Stitch ( TSS): Insert hook from right to left under next vertical bar ( see illustration), yo, pull lp through. For last st of row, insert hook under both strands of st, yo, pull lp through. Tunisian Simple Cable ( TSC): Insert hook from right to left under each of next 3 vertical bars, yo, pull lp through all bars, TSS ( see Special Stitches) in center of 3- bar group, TSS in first bar of 3- bar group.
Row 1 (RS): Loosely ch 74; A. Working in back bar of ch ( see illustration), holding all lps on hook, pull up lp in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across ( 74 lps on hook);
B. work lps off hook ( see Special Stitches). Row 2: C. Sk first st, [ TKS ( see Special Stitches), TPS ( see Special Stitches)] across to last st, insert hook through both lps of last st, yo, pull lp through; D. work lps off hook. Row 3: Rep row 2. Rows 4–26: E. Sk first st, [ TSC ( see Special Stitches) in
next 3 sts] across to last st, TSS in last st; F. work lps off hook. Rows 27–29: Rep row 2. At end of last row, fasten off.
Align side edges and sew seam. Weave in ends. Block lightly if desired.