|Using 4.5 mm straight needles, cast on 3 sts.
Row 1: Increase 1 st in the first st. K to end of row.
Repeat 1st row to 24 sts on needle.
K 19 rows in garter st.
To make slot: *K1, slip next st onto a stitch holder, keeping this
stitch at the back of the work. Repeat from * to end of row. Stitches are divided, half on
needle and half on stitch holder.
Working on stitches on needle, work 16 rows in k1, p1 ribbing. Break
yarn, and leave these sts on a spare needle.
Slip stitches from holder and work 16 rows in k1, p1 ribbing. Do not
Next row: (To close slot and increase stitches). *K tog 1 stitch
from needle and 1 stitch from spare needle. Knit next stitch from front needle, then next
stitch from back needle. (This increases 1 stitch.)
Repeat from * until there are 2 stitches left on each needle. (K tog
one stitch from each needle) twice. 17 stitches on needle.
K even in garter stitch until work measures about 12 inches from
slot closing. (I tend not to measure this, but to wrap it around my neck to make sure that
it is long enough when stretched slightly.)
Next row: *K1, K2tog Repeat from * to last two sts. K2. (12 sts)
Work 16 rows in K1, P1 ribbing.
Next row: Increase 1 st in each st across row.
K 19 rows garter stitch.
Next row: K1, K2tog, K to end of row.
Repeat this row to 3 stitches on needle. Cast off.
Sew in ends. Enjoy!