I mentioned a couple of posts ago that I was checking out the accessories trends for Fall/Winter 2015-2016. Well, I noticed another trend that might seem strange at first but makes perfect sense: the wide turtleneck choker. It’s easy to wear and doubles as a headband. It can be folded and placed in your bag, so you’ll be able to take it with you anywhere.

I was going to just buy a headband and wear it as a choker, but that would be too easy. So, I decided to knit a ribbed choker using some scrap yarn. It only took 45 minutes to complete the choker, so you could knit several of these in one day.

ribbed turtleneck choker on display

If you’re going to knit one yourself, make certain that you measure the circumference of your neck before starting. I used bulky yarn that garners 2 inches for every 7 stitches. Please be certain to do the proper calculations before casting on.

Here’s how I made it:

Ribbed Turtleneck Choker

Materials

yarn and bamboo needles
yarn and bamboo needles

1 skein of Lion Brand Lion’s Pride Woolspun in Navy Heather (this yarn has been discontinued, but you can find a substitute here)

US 10.5 (6.5 mm) bamboo double point needles

scissors

tapestry needle

Instructions

CO 56 stitches. Divide the stitches evenly across three needles.

round 1: K1, P1, etc. until the last stitch, P1

round 2: repeat round 1 (knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches)

Continue until the collar is approximately 2 inches high. Bind off. Weave in ends.

I tested the choker myself, but it was a bit stretchy on me. I quickly realized that it might look better on someone else.

Lucy wearing the latest trend
Lucy wearing the latest trend

Of course, you don’t have to make this for your cat (or dog). You could make these for the humans in your life as last minute holiday gifts.

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Spinster Simone:)

 

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