Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Man-ly Button Neck Cuff (Scarf)

I needed a mans scarf  with provision for a small amount of yarn.  So OF COURSE I made up my own...

Man-ly Buttoned Scarf


1 Skein of wool
size 10 knitting needles
2 Large buttons


Cast on 23 st

First row knit across

Second row: Slip first st knit wise, K, P,K,P across
Third row: Sl first st knit wise, Knit across.

Repeat row 2 and 3
Repeat row 2

Buttonhole row:  Slip first st knit wise, k4, yo, k2 together. K across until 6 stitches remain on needle. Yo,  k2tog, k to end of row

Repeat row 2 and 3, 3 times (for a total of 6 more rows after the button holes)

Beginning with a Slip on the first st on every row, knit every row until the scarf is long enough to fit around the neck  and overlap under and past the button holes by one inch.

Block if necessary and sew on buttons to match up to buttonholes.  Done!


  1. can you explain all the shortened insturctions (I am a beginner).. What is yo? what is knit wise?

  2. sure...a YO means Yarn wraps over the right needle in the same way (knit wise) you would if you were knitting the stitch from the left needle
    Here is a Youtube link to help.