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beejayeles
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USA
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Posted - 12/31/2005 :  5:59:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit beejayeles's Homepage Send beejayeles a Private Message
i am looking for a pattern (preferably free) to make for my aunt. she told me that she has arthritis in her neck and often wears a scarf around the house to keep her neck warm. i was thinking that a shawl...or something akin to that...would be nicer. any suggestions...i would love if it had a way to stay on without her having to hold it in place

Renocat
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Posted - 12/31/2005 :  8:39:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Renocat's Homepage Send Renocat a Private Message
WHile not free, I just finished Ene's Scarf from Scarf Style and it is quite warm.

I recently had surgery on my neck for a ruptured disc. I have a plate and screws in my neck now and I find the cold really bothers me. One project that is waiting for me to begin is a Moebius scarf. I thought that would stay in place without being a bother.

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fmarrs
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USA
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Posted - 12/31/2005 :  9:25:17 PM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
That's my suggestion also--a moebius scarf or just a tube of knitting to pull over her head and allow to bunch up around the neck or turn into a turtleneck.

fran

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rainyrivergirl
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Canada
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Posted - 01/01/2006 :  09:35:36 AM  Show Profile Send rainyrivergirl a Private Message
I would also suggest a moebius. I made one recently out of Noro Kureyon and it is wonderfully warm...
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knitz2
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Posted - 01/01/2006 :  10:35:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit knitz2's Homepage Send knitz2 a Private Message
Just an idea..... Somewhere I've seen a pattern for a neck warmer that simply looked like the turtleneck portion of a sweater without the sweater attached. If you have a pattern for a turtleneck sweater, take a look at it and see if you could make the neck portion only.
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Ditzy Girl
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Posted - 01/01/2006 :  12:30:32 PM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message
How about a Seamans Scarf? They are made to hug the neck.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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ceecee
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Posted - 01/02/2006 :  10:26:12 AM  Show Profile Send ceecee a Private Message
There is a free downloadable Knitpicks pattern for a "scarf cowl" . Can't post the link because the site seems to be having problems today. You can also browse the free patterns here:

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/scarves.php
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