Scrap Sunday: Neck Sock

Yes, a neck sock. Well, a neck warmer I guess, but when looking for ideas online, I discovered that the Germans call it apparently a “neck sock”.

Anyway, I wanted to make something for my lovely midwife and as she is a cyclist, I thought she might need something to keep her neck warm. Obviously I don’t do a simple neck sock made of a lovely fabric. So, I chose some fabrics that should remind her of all those lovely people around her. All these fabrics are left overs from clothes that I made for my children, her son, the sons of a very dear friend and you might also recognise my maternity shirt 🙂


Even I realised that this combination would not be wearable in some people’s eyes so I combined it with some grey sweat.  I joined the squares in two sets of four and cut out four pieces following a pattern of olilu (I made it a few cm higher)


To make it slightly more complicated and the grey side a bit more exciting, I added an orange edge, a bit like piping but without a cord. A little trick: to make sure that I could sew the sides together easily, I only started the piping 2cm from the edge.


And voila: a smart grey neck warmer with a fancy orange edge….


… and a crazy lining with lots of memories … IMG_4188


And obviously you could wear the whole thing inside out as it is reversible.

I made two simpler ones for my children too. They obviously wear the colourful side outside and the boring sweat inside.

IMG_4224 IMG_4223

They are really practical. Actually, they are great when you have a baby in the sling. It keeps your neck warm without anything too bulky hanging over the baby nose. I always borrow my husband’s one which I had made him for Christmas:

IMG_4430I do wear it grey side out though. I don’t want to be seen with such a boyish fabric fabric 😉

And just for the record, I made him a hat, too. With the fabric that he had requested when he had seen the hat for my nephew

IMG_4428perfect match, I know 🙂


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