Dandy Neckerchief

Here is a reedition of one of my most popular knitting pattern, the Dandy Neckerchief! Enjoy!

This stylish, soft and light neckerchief will keep you warm during Spring and Fall! With its simple triangle construction, garter stitch border and ultra easy lace pattern, this cute little shawlette will fit the most television addicted knitter. Every weight yarn will do : a worsted yarn for the a warmer finish, a sock yarn for a more sophisticated look and a bulky weight for the artic countries! It’s also perfect for a first-time-lace project!


  • 100g worsted weight yarn (here with Fibranatura Heaven, 50% merino 50% silk, 2 skeins of 50g, 125 yards per skein)
  • one pair of 4,5 mm (US 7) circular needles
  • one yarn needle

Gauge :

  • The gauge here doesn’t really matter. Do as many repetition as you want to get the desired lenght.

Terms :

  • sts : stitches
  • k : knit
  • p : purl
  • K2tog : knit 2 sts together
  • sK2togP : Slip 1 st as purling, k2tog, pass slip st over k2tog.
  • ssK : Slip to sts as purling, pass the left needle in the 2 stitches on the right needle in the front loop. Knit those 2 stitches together.
  • yo : yarn over
  • Garter Stitche : Knit every row

Instructions :

1 – Cast on 5 sts.

  • Row 1 : k2, yo, k1, yo, k2 (7 sts)
  • Row 2 and every even rows : k2, purl every sts till last 2 sts, k2
  • Row 3 : k2, yo, k3, yo, k2 (9 sts)
  • Row 5 : k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2 (11 sts)
  • Row 7 : K2, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k2 (13 sts)
  • Row 9 : K2, yo, K2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, yo, k2 (15 sts)
  • Row 11 : K2, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, ssk, yo, k2 (17 sts)
  • Row 13 ; K2, yo, knit until last 2 sts, yo, k2 (19 sts)
  • Row 14: K2, purl until last 2 sts, k2

Beginning of the lace chart :

  • Knit the first row of the lace chart as it is. Don’t do any repetition of the repeat pattern. Do the 7 first rows.
  • Rows 8, 9 and 10 are all knitted and purled, except the garter stitch border. For row 9, don’t forget to do a yo after and before the garter stitch border. Those 3 rows are making stitches for you have enough sts for the next repetitions of the lace chart.
  • Once you have done the first 10 rows of the lace chart, started back at row 1 of the chart, but do the repeat pattern twice and end with the pattern after the repeat pattern. Do rows 1 to 10 of the chart.
  • Started back at row 1, but add another repeat of the repeat pattern, and sofort as you go back to the row 1 of the chart. (Click on the chart to full size)

When the neckerchief has the desired lenght, do 3 rows of garter stitch and binf off as knit. Weave in ends. Block and lay flat to dry. The neckerchief will strech quite a bit when blocked. Mine mesure 1 meter x 57 cm (blocked mesurements). Don’t be surprised if, as you knit, you found the piece really long (height). It is constructed as a triangle, not as a shawl. It is made to be smaller than a shawl.

Tadam! Now you have a wonderful neckerchief that will keep you warm! If there’s any errors in the pattern, please let me know, I’ll correct them right away!

©Copyright CARON-LACOSTE, Ariane, Dandy Neckerchief, Falling Stitches. April 2010. Please do not use this pattern for personal gains or for selling


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