Saturday, February 09, 2008

Pidge Podge!

Here's my pattern for the super-quick, super-easy, super-SNUGGLEY Pidge Podge neckwarmer!!

I've given the pattern in details of the yarn, needles etc that I used - but you'll see the pattern is dizzyingly straight forward, so can be easily adapted to suit whatever yarn your heart desires!

PIDGE PODGE!

6 easy steps to instant and delightful snuggliness!

Pidge Podge 1

Required goodies
Yarn: Twilleys Freedom 100% wool (5-6wpi), 1.5 balls
Needles: 10mm
bits'n'bobs: Yarn needle, 2 x Paddington bear style toggle buttons
Gauge: No specific gauge required - however mine was 8 sts&12rows /10cm

  1. Cast On 20 Stitches
  2. Work in 2x2 ribbing 'til measures approximately 65cm
  3. Cast off
  4. Using same yarn, perhaps reinforced with some strong thread, sew the buttons on to the Cast On end of the pidge, approximately 6 cms apart.
  5. Weave in all ends
  6. Find somewhere cool and windy, button on your new Pidge Podge and enjoy the delightful snuggliness!
pidge podge buttons

NOTES:
The cast off edge will not be as flexible as the cast on edge, which gives the desired flared end to be the top layer of the pidge, and gives an elegant, somewhat dashing line to the finished, buttoned pidge angle.

No button holes are worked! This magic feat is accomplished by way of the large needles and slightly open gauge. The wearer is able to simply slot the buttons through the fabric of the pidge where-ever they fancy!

Enjoy!!

8 comments:

inori said...

Huh? Did you make another one???? This is a different colour?

bink said...

Awsum!

Much more convenient than long scarves on those commutey-type trips where you are always going from cold to hot to cold again.

You rock :)

Ann said...

That's a great pattern - so simple & yet the FO is so elegant & useful. You are a genius!

Glasgow Lindsay said...

Thank you for sharing the pattern. I saw the picture of your FO on the Gift Along and love it. A quick finish project is just perfect sometimes espcially if it makes something useful! :0)

The Holistic Knitter said...

Love this ... many thanks!

gonewiththewind23 said...

Must try! Going to get yarn for this one this afternoon!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this - easy, quick, fun project and great for using up left overs!

EllenQ said...

I'm using this pattern to teach some friends to knit this afternoon. Big needles and a single skein = very satisfying knitting for a first timer. As a bonus, I'll be able to finish one for my brother's girlfriend by Christmas. Thanks!!!