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The Adorable Ginger neck is a beautiful cable neck, with a high double folded neck in twisted rib 1x1. It’s knitted back and forth, from the back up, over the shoulders and down the front. An opening is worked for the neck which you will make by picking up stitches along the neckline. You first work the back, for which you cast on stitches using the italian cast on. You then work the hem in double twisted rib and continue working the back in a cable pattern. At the shoulders, you will split the shoulders (by casting off some stitches in the center) and work left and right shoulder separately, whilst shaping the neckline by making increases. In a next step you will join the right and left shoulders again, by casting on new stitches in between. You continue working the front back and forth in the established cable pattern. The front hem is worked in double twisted rib. Stitches are cast off with the tubular bind off technique. In a final step, the neck is made. Stitches are picked up and the neck is worked in the round in double twisted rib 1x1. All the necessary charts are included in the pattern.


The Ginger Neck is a perfect match with the Ginger Hat. It will be a favourite winter set!



SIZE 1 (SIZE 2)            


Length back (measured from the cast-off edge): 

34.5 (37) cm / 13.5 (14.5) inches

Length front (measured from the cast-on edge): 

29.5 (32) cm / 11.5 (12.5) inches

Width (measured at widest point): 41 (43) cm / 16.25 (17.25) inches

NOTE: the difference between the width of the 2 sizes is 4 extra stitches at both sides (an extra repeat of the broken rib stitch). 


Circular needles 3 mm or 4 mm  / cable 40 cm [US 3 or US 6 / cable length 16 inches] (for the neck)

Circular needles 4 mm / cable 60 cm [US 6 / cable length 24 inches]    

Gauge: Worked with needles 4 mm:

Double twisted rib: 10 x 10 cm = 24 sts x 28 rows 

Cable pattern: 10 x 10 cm = 27 sts x 28 rows


Suggested yarn:        

Majo Garn ‘Fine merino’ (50 g - 175 m) held together with Majo Garn ‘Pearl mohair’ (25 g -  210 m)

Merino: 200 (250) g

Mohair: 75 (100) g

Extra supplies

Stitch markers, cable needle.


Sample as shown in photos:

Fine merino and pearl mohair in the colour ‘Poppy’, both from Majo Garn (SIZE 1)


Used techniques:

- knit & purl

- knit & purl through the back loop

- Make increases on right side and wrong side (M1L / M1R / M1Lp / M1Rp)

- Make 'right lifted increases'

- work back & forth as well as in the round

- Italian cast on / Italian bind off

- working cables

- picking up stitches for the neck


The pattern contains charts AND links to YouTube videos


This pattern is a pdf-file & will be sent via email.

Refunds are not possible.


Ginger Neck (adults) - English


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