Staff Projects: Neck Adornments

Knit Picks staffers are keeping busy this summer by making adornments for their necks. From beginner projects to advanced, our team is working with color and texture to produce some gorgeous accessories that sure will come in handy when the cooler months come around. Check them out, and maybe you’ll cast on for a scarf, cowl, or shawl very soon!


Heidi experimented with Chroma Fingering in colorways Lupine and Groovy. She did 2 rows of single crochet in one, then switched, producing a gorgeous gradient along the scarf’s length. If you love crochet, this is the kind of project that requires very little thought and no real pattern, with an absolutely gorgeous result!


Heidi has also been practicing simple stitches with an Oat Cowl (ravelry link) in Swish Worsted colorway Dove Heather. This one is sure to go with anything in her winter wardrobe!


As a present for her mom, Heidi knitted the Amazing Seed Stitch Wrap above, in Mighty Stitch Bulky Yarn held double. She used colorways Gulfstream, Celestial, and Eggplant, which are some of her mom’s favorite colors. Measuring a generous 6 inches wide and 60 inches long, this cowl is sure to keep her mom warm this winter!


Jennifer made a Beachcomber Shawl this summer, combining Comfy Sport in Ivory and CotLin DK in Clarity and Surf. Relatively new to knitting, Jennifer was able to practice new stitches, yet get lots of  garter stitches sections done, as well. The result was a great summer layer in such lovely, beachy colors, don’t you think?


Advanced knitter Jenny completed a Rock Island shawl in Luminance Lace Yarn, colorway Powerful. It was a challenging pattern but well worth it, and only took 1.5 skeins of Luminance to complete. Jenny has since mailed the shawl to her grandmother in Germany. Can you imagine her face when she unwraps this gift? Pure joy, I’m sure.


Alexis has been working away on her scarf from the Learn to Knit Club, Level 2: Scarf Kit. It’s been a great take-along project on her summer trips, and a great chance to practice lots of knit stitches. If you’re new to knitting, this kit is a great introduction to your brand new craft!