I’m not usually know for my “whimsy” but I had this collar idea in my head for a while. Wear it to keep the spring chill off your neck or use this Peter Pan-style collar to make a plain top that little bit fancier. The name of the design (Spanish for “hill”) was inspired by hillock shape of the scallops.
Previously published in issue 33 of Knit Now magazine.
|Tools and materials|
|Yarn used||Libby Summers Chunky 1 ball in shade Anqas (Blue) 860.|
|About the yarn||Chunky 55m per 50g ball; 100% Peruvian Highland Wool|
|Tension||14 sts x 35 rows in g st|
|Needles used||8 mm straight, 35 cm|
|Other supplies||1 stitch marker, 2 pieces of 2.5 cm wide organza ribbon, 40 cm long sewing thread in colour complimentary to yarn, sharp hand-sewing needle|
|Sizing||One size (circumference at neck edge without ribbon 47 cm). Adjustable.|
g st = garter stitch. pm = place marker. m = marker. st(s) = stitch(es). sl = slip (as if to purl, unless otherwise noted). k = knit. k2tog = knit two stitches together.
Cast on 5 sts.
Set up row: K3, pm, k2.
Row 1: K to last st, m1, k1.
Row 2: K to m, TURN, sl 1, k to last st, m1, k1.
Row 3: Knit.
Rep Rows 1-3 two more times (9 rows worked in total). [11 sts]
Row 10: K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Row 11: K to m, TURN, sl 1, k to last 2 sts, k2tog, k1.
Row 12: Knit.
Rep Rows 10-12 two more times (18 rows in total). [7 sts]
These 18 rows form pattern. Rep 7 times, or until collar is desired size.
Cast off all sts.
Lightly steam block collar to given dimensions. Weave in ends.
Cut 1 end of each ribbon into an inverted ‘V’. At the other end, fold over 1 cm of ribbon and tack or pin down. Sew ribbon to WS front edge of collar close to neckline, as shown. Rep for other side.
Hints and tips
The finished circumference of this collar is adjustable with the ribbon or by adding or removing repeats of the scallop pattern.
You may find it helpful to mark the neck edge of collar with moveable marker, to keep track of where you are.
Although this design features short rows, there is no wrapping of stitches because the garter stitch hides the turning point.
One collar can be made out of just 50 g of this yarn, but it does use almost all of that 50 g. If your tension is tighter than mine, you may want to get an extra ball just in case!