Featured FO: Neck Truffles!!

The neck truffle was one of my very first patterns. It originated when I was working at a lovely LYS in Chicago called Nina.

Inspiration came from blustery winter days and an instinctual need to knit with the bulkiest, warmest yarns in sight.

An interesting way to transform the simplest-shape-to-knit rectangle is to attach the bind off edge to the side edge, creating an asymmetrical piece that can be worn inside a winter coat, or used as a snuggly office neck warmer.

Seeing the variations people have created on Ravelry has been a delight - with over 250 projects, I've discovered solid and rainbow, multicolored versions, as well as truffles laced with ribbons and fastened with buttons and toggles!

Today's featured FOs are lovely examples of how different the neck truffles can be styled. First, a simply beautiful version from ThatKnitChick (Jenn).

(C) ThatKnitChickJenn used Malabrigo Rasta in Archangel and simply seamed the bind off edge to the side of her finished rectangle. Viola! A classic, unfussy variation on the original pattern. I love it!

Next, we have a few truffles knit up by pnason (Patty).

(C) pnasonWhat great photos - look at the color variation and stitch definition Patty got using Malabrigo Rasta in Porrinho. Gorgeous! The pink ribbon on this version makes it very sweet ;)

(C) pnasonPatty also worked up a teal version of the neck truffle using Malabrigo Rasta in Teal Feather.

(C) pnasonI really like the size of this FO - it's got a nice large, slouchy quality to it.

(C) pnasonMany thanks to Jenn and Patty for letting me using their beautiful images!