Barbed wire? Around your neck? Seriously? If it's this lovely cowl, you can. Scrunch the small version up near your neck, or wrap the longer version multiple times for extra warmth. This cowl is knit in the round. It features a travelling stitch motif on a purled background.
The Barbed Wire Motif is both charted and written.
Yarn requirements: DK weight merino or merino blend
140 - 175 yards (130 - 160 m) for size Small
275 - 375 yards (250 - 345 m) for size Large
23 stitches and 30 rounds/4" (10 cm) in Barbed Wire pattern
375 yards of DK weight
I've crocheted just about my whole life. I taught myself to knit in the early 2000s and haven't slowed down since. I've also gone through counted cross-stitch and needlepoint periods.
I almost always modify knitting patterns I like, so about a year ago I started designing and publishing my own patterns.
All of the patterns that I sell have been tech edited and test knit before release.