Camel/Silk Neckwarmer

Item Name & Description: Camel/Silk Neckwarmer:

Last year, I had the good fortune to win an auction of camel/silk yarn handspun by SairaAli: (link here, scroll down to the second photo). The minute I got my hands on this lovely stuff, I knew it needed to be knitted into something cuddly that would be in direct contact with my skin, in a textured stitch that would let it be its fluffy self. Pictured below is the resulting neckwarmer, which you cannot have because it is mine, all mine.

However, there is enough yarn left for me to make you your *very own* super-soft neckwarmer. I’ll use what I’ve learned from mine, and make yours slightly wider and shorter (roughly 6” x 22”, or 15 cm x 56 cm), and place the buttons a little differently so the neckwarmer stays put better. I doubt I can get more of the exact same copper buttons; the auction winner will have a chance to express an opinion about what style of button I should shop for.

Click to enlarge:

neckwarmer closeup

neckwarmer modeled

Starting Bid: $10 US

Notes: Yarn has lived in a non-smoking household with one dog; the finished item will get a bath just before shipping. I will mail anywhere in North America at no additional cost; for other continents I would ask the auction winner for an additional donation equal to shipping costs. Allow two to three weeks for knitting after we discuss buttons.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.


  1. OMG, you have no idea how happy it makes me to see your FO, and even better that my yarn will get to help Con or Bust *twice* :D

  2. *grin* I thought that was poetic, myself. It’s a real pleasure to work with– getting to knit the neckwarmer will be its own reward.

  3. I’ll happily start the bidding at $25

  4. And I happen to have an excess of buttons ready to decorate this if I get with $45

  5. $75

    (And i have buttons i’d like to use, if they’re the right size.)

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