Fall is upon us, and what better incentive to start knitting again than to create a simple neck warmer (also referred to as a 'neck cozy' -- how appropriate)? The one I like is both cute in looks and name: The Pidge!
Of course, I can't afford to buy something that is "premium Italian cashmere and accented with elegant Olivewood buttons" so I consulted the only knitty expert that I know, Trinity, to ask if she knew how I could pimp a faux Pidge on the cheap...
"You can totally make a Pidge easily. It is essentially a short scarf with two button holes. It looks like the stitch pattern is a crossed stockinette stitch.
Yea! While I figure out all the details, I did a little research for the un-crafty (or less patient) out there, and found that Etsy abounds with faux Pidges...some that I might just like more than the original.
(In order, from top to bottom) The Sky Blue Neck Cozy is embelished with a vintage button, the Plum Sparkly Neckwarmer offers some added pizazz, and I could see Loyola's more organically-shaped neckwarmers becoming a daily staple in my fight against the chilly. The Ivory Coast Scarflette (not pictured) offers a clever idea to avoid knitting in the buttonholes -- using chunky yarn, which makes the piece adjustable since the button can go through anywhere.