Here you go, the Habu/Avril Neckwarmer that I was knitting a while back. I'm sure my neck will thank me very much this winter :O).
Yarn: 2 strands of Habu Cashmere Nep (Colour 8) and 1 strand of King cashmere/silk blend.
Needles: Clover size 7 (4.2 mm)
There's no name for this stitch pattern from a Japanese stitch dictionary. Given the small crosses the stitches made, I would call it 'Crossover'. Now, the 'formula':
Cast on 30 stitches. The stitch pattern is a 4-stitch repeat and I added 2 selvedge stitches, 1 on each side.
Set up row and all wrong side rows: S1 purlwise, purl to end.
Row 1: S1 knitwise, *S1 purlwise, K1, pass slipped stitch over but don't drop it and knit it, K2, repeat from * until last stitch, K1.
Row 3: S1 knitwise, K2, pass the second stitch on left-hand needle over the first (similar to cast off) but don't drop it and knit these 2 stitches.
Make a loop for your favourite button.
Sew on button and enjoy!
The finished size for mine is 5" across and 21.5" long.
Note: The way to knit the crossover stitch is very similar to how the 'My So Called Scarf' is worked. You can even view it on Youtube here, amazing technology.
So you've seen this stitch pattern worked in a somewhat tweedy yarn like the Habu Cashmere Nep above. How will it look in hank of luxury Plain Yarn that I have? Or that special skein of special hand-dyed Variegated Yarn?
Here are some swatches for your reference.
Swatch 2 in Variegated Yarn - Knitted in Fleece Artist Bluefaced Leicester Aran, leftover from the February Baby Sweater.
They all look just as nice, don't you think. Well you, or your neck, decide. Do let me know if you do knit one. It would be nice to see how yours turn out.