This collar takes the great aspects of small-project knitting and runs with them. It pairs just one skein of a luscious wool/alpaca/silk chunky yarn in a bold teal color with a simple but dramatic slip-stitch pattern to make a warm and stylish accessory for any occasion. Additional personalization is added with two interesting buttons. This would be a great gift project!
Why the "Alley" collar? The stitch pattern is adapted from the "Bricks" two-color slipstitch pattern from Barbara Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, and the narrow strip of scarf made me think of the narrow space between two brick buildings.
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Katherine Vaughan has been knitting for 25+ years and designing for more than 5. She primarily designs adult and children's wear and accessories for adults and the home. She daylights as a medical librarian in North Carolina, where it is (almost) never too hot to knit. Website: http://www.ktlvdesigns.com