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 …
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.
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:
I 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…