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Versatile Turtleneck

from MaryAnn C. Davis
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Versatile Turtleneck
Versatile Turtleneck
Versatile Turtleneck
Versatile Turtleneck
Versatile Turtleneck
Versatile Turtleneck

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit on a circular needle.
  • Cast on, knit, purl, knit 2 together (decrease), bind off.

Pattern Description:

The versatile turtleneck is a great option to a scarf for winter outings. It knits up quickly on a circular needle, and the simple ribbed pattern makes a perfect on-the-go project, even for a beginning knitter. Use any worsted weight yarn that gives an approximate 4 stitch per inch gauge (I've used Red Heart in the photos, but have also used blends with wool, silk or mohair). Don't worry if your gauge isn't exact - the finished turtleneck has a lot of stretch.

I've knit dozens of turtlenecks as gifts for relatives, friends and local charities. Several teens asked for another - they were wearing them as headbands, neckbands, and even hats! The pattern includes gift tags to print, which include these options.

I've also included a pattern for a matching watch cap. Both the turtleneck and watch cap include 5 sizes, and will fit a young child to large adult. Each requires a similar amount of yarn. (X-Small: 2 oz/57 grams) (Small: 2.25 oz/65 grams) (Medium: 2.5 oz/72 grams) (Large: 3 oz/86 grams) (3.25 oz/93grams).


4 sts.= 1"


  • 2 to 3.25 oz. knitting worsted yarn, depending on side.
  • #8 circular knitting needle.
  • Tapestry needle.