Pattern and photos © Woolgathered 2004. For personal, non-profit use only. Buttons courtesy Earthenwood Studio!

Love Bite neck warmer-

Small and Large

1 ball of Gedifra Fashion Trend Color in colorway 4533, or any worsted weight yarn (you’ll need at least 70 yards).

Size US 6 and US 8.

5 stitches per inch per row.

Pattern stitch:
Fishtail Lace from the 365 Knitting Stitches a Year Perpetual Calendar, © 2002 Martingale & Company (May 2)

Worked over 11 sts. On a background of St st.

Row 1 (right side): P1, K1, YO, K2, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K2, YO, K1, P1.
Row 2: K1, P9, K1.
Row 3: P1, K2, YO, K1, sl 1, K2tog, psso, K1, YO, K2, P1.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Row 5: P1, K3, YO, sl 1, K2tog, psso, YO, K3, P1.
Row 6: Rep Row 2.
Rep these 6 rows.

psso = pass slipped stitch over
K2tog = knit two together
YO = yarn over

To Make:

Using US#8 needles, cast on 77 (88) stitches.

Make two pattern repeats.

Abbreviations: ppso = pass purl stitch over, pkso = pass knit stitch over

Ribbed body:

Row 1: (K10, K2tog)* rep until end.

Switch to US#6 needles.

Row 2: (WS row) P1, K1, P1, K1, (P3, K3)* *until last 4 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1.

Row 3: (RS row) P1, K1, P1, K1, (K3, P3)* *until last 4 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1.

Row 4: rep row 2.

Row 5: (buttonhole row) P1, K1, P1, K1, ppso, P1, pkso, P2, (K3, P3)* until last 4 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1.

Row 6: P1, K1, P1, K1, (P3, K3)* until last 4 sts, cast on two stitches using the backward loop method, P1, K1.

Row 7: rep row 3.

Row 8: rep row 2.

Repeat rows 2-8 two more times, bind off*.

*If you want something at the top- instead of binding off, slip all the stitches. Make one repeat of the Fishtale Lace.

Please block the piece when you're finished, then sew on 3 buttons of your choice.