Thursday, May 22, 2008

blackwatch knitted collar

Here's a knitted collar instead of a scarf. It slips easily over the head and is easier to put on without an odd-shaped button and loop closure. The collar is basically a rectangle with a few increases along the short edge for shaping. I think that the I-cord bind off around the neck edge added a lovely, finished edge which is partially seamed at the shoulder. I found the 'horn' button at Tender Buttons in NYC and added a loop of single crochet to make it look like a 'real' button loop. Since the loop was sewn on with thread it will always be in place, a nice motif!