Here's the pattern for the mufflers I've been knitting. The stitch pattern is Open Twisted Rib.With chunky yarn or thicker on 6.5mm needles (see below for yarn requirements)
Cast on 20 sts, k1 row.
Row 1 (ws) - p1, k1, p1 tbl, k1, *p2, k1, p1 tbl, k1, rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 2 (rs) - k1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, *k1, yfwd, k1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 3 - p1, k1, p1 tbl, k1 * p3, k1, p1 tbl, k1, rep from * to last st, p1.
Row 4 - k1, p1, k1 tbl, p1, *k3, pass 3rd k st over 1st 2, p1, k1 tbl, p1, rep from * to last st, k1.
These 4 rows form pattern, repeat to desired length (22" for muffler).Cast off purlways.I've been making them long enough to go around the neck once with a short overlap and buttons to fasten. The idea behind them was that they still keep your neck warm without the bulk or hassle of a long scarf.
Yarn requirements:Initially I'd planned on putting the buttons on the underside so they would fasten out of view, but I liked the buttons for mine so much I wanted them to be seen. It would also be a little unwieldy with cold fingers.More examples
I didn't fuss about too much with gauge for this as it was only a scarf, chunky or thicker is required - anything around 10-15 sts/4" will work fine. The green one is in a really thick mystery yarn (somewhere between chunky and big wool), unfortunately I can't be any more specific than that. The red one is in chunky (14 st/4") and took approx. 70 yards, it's 5" wide unblocked and 22" long.
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