Lydie is a neck warmer with a turtleneck, knitted in one piece from the bottom of the front to the bottom of the back, leaving an opening for the neck. At the end, stitches are picked up around the neckline to knit the turtleneck in ribbing. A set of increases and decreases gives it an ergonomic shape over the shoulders and a wraparound fit in the back. The edges are knitted in garter stitch, the back in stockinette stitch, the collar in 2×2 ribbing, and the front panel in a beautiful cable pattern. Worn under a coat, it replaces a scarf. Inside, it provides comfort and warmth during the cold season.
SKILL LEVEL: intermediate
Lydie is available in 2 sizes/versions: one version with a fitted front panel (mini) and a wider one with a larger front panel (maxi).
Sizes are based on the final garment shoulder width: 45-52cm (17.75-20.5in).
Yarn: Lyl DK by Lyly Sur Un Fil (col. Taupissime) 75% SW Merino Wool, 25% Nylon
1 skein = 100gr =225m (346yds)
Number of skeins: 3
Meterage: 500-600m (550-650 yds)
Circular needles : 4.5 mm (80 cm) / 7US (32in) & 4 mm (80 cm) / 6US (32in) & 3.5mm (80 cm) / 4US (32in)
Notions: cable needle, 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors.
Knitted flat on 4.5mm (7US) needles in stockinette stitch and measured after blocking:
22 sts x 31 rws = 10 x 10 cm = 4×4 in