I used Bernat's Disco yarn, in "Mr. Brown" although I think it's more of a coppery color, and size 8 bamboo dpns. It took almost every bit of three skeins. Thanks to Rori, Lee Ann, Dayna, and Naomi for the yarn!! The first skein was one that was free from Mary Maxim, and I couldn't find the same dye lot around here--it would've been reaaaaally obvious. So thanks to the generosity of those three wonderful women, I now have enough yarn left to do trim on a hat if I can find a wool or wool-blend yarn to coordinate with it. Wouldn't that just be luscious??
With the flash on, showing the sparklies in the yarn.
With natural light, the sparklies kind of blend in.
This shows the shape of the neck warmer. One end feeds through the loop (the narrow section) of the other side and it stays exactly where you want it.
Thanks to Sharon Stanger for the pattern!
This was my "mindless knitting" project for the last month or so, worked on in 20-minute increments a few nights a week. This is the same pattern as the blue neck warmer I made for my grandmother for Christmas, just with a longer plain section in the middle because the Disco yarn is bulkier. I do have to admit that I feel a little bit like a movie star when I wear this one, even if it is just to take DD to school. :-)