Venta, the neck warmer to end all pub discussions about neck warmers has had a pattern revamp. In the interests of updating, I have made a couple of small adjustments to the pattern, donned my lippy and taken some new photographs, and Venta is now up for sale, here on Ravelry through my shop (having previously only been available on knitonthenet). So if you were looking for a statement neckwarmer to wear from the winter through to the spring…
Venta uses the Roman Rib stitch pattern to create stretch and texture. Knitted flat, the directions call for 23 sets of buttons and buttonholes. Although these can be fastened all the way up (to cover the face, as discussed in the pub), I prefer to use the neck warmer more as a statement collar, fastening 14 to 16 depending on my outfit. It can be worn with or without a coat, in place of a scarf and fits much like a cowl around the neck (ie not completely flat).
The sample is knitted up in some Jamieson’s Aran, but I will be perfectly honest and say that it is a mite itchy at times, so I also have a much more comfortable red version that takes one skein of Cascade 220 and about 70m of some contrast yarn, knitted on 4.5mm needles.
So, if you’re tempted, for the rest of the month of February you can grab the pattern for Venta for £3 instead of the usual £4 with the coupon code rainyfeb, which you can apply in the checkout stage of my Ravelry shop (you don’t even have to be a member).
Ah, go on. *
* Mid-90s Irish comedy reference, probably lost on the young.