Thermis is an awesome little neckwarmer that’ll keep you warm in the cruddiest cold weather. I really enjoyed making it and I thing it’ll make great holiday gifts this year! The pattern is written for two sizes (S/M & M/L), I made the larger, and it used less than 100g of worsted weight yarn (I put some Malabrigo Rios to good use, colour 43 Plomo). If you want a fitted little neckwarmer make the smaller size. The pattern was easy, I just had to keep track of my rows.
Malabrigo Rios: 1 skein
Malabrigo Merino Worsted: 1 skein
Berroco Vintage: 1 skein
Berroco Maya: 2 skeins SALE
Cascade 220 Clearance Colours: 1 skein SALE
Cascade Avalon: 1 skein
Rowan Pure Wool Superwash Worsted: 1 skein SALE
Noro Silk Garden Solo: 2 skeins SALE
Noro Tokonatsu: 2 skeins SALE
Queensland Kathmandu Aran: 1 skein SALE
- 4mm/US6-16″ circular needles
- stitch marker
- tapestry needle
- 2 buttons
- Pattern via Ravelry
The pattern calls for a sewn bind-off to keep the upper edge stretchy and elastic. I’m good at managing my tension when casting off, but I’d never tried a sewn bind-off so I figured I’d give it a whirl. I’m not in love. It wasn’t difficult, but it took a long time and the edge buckled (possibly because it was on a K1P1 rib).
I took the sewn bind-off out and cast-off normally in the K1P1 rib. If you have a hard time keeping your cast-off on the loose side you can try casting off with larger needle. This project was knit on a 4mm/US6 needles, so consider trying a 5mm/US8 or 5.5mm/US9 needle for the cast-off.