This project is one of those that ends up being so right in every way: it knits up quickly and easily, it used up some yarn in my stash, and the finished product is lovely and something I think I will wear.
I made this for HPKCHC Charms, hence its namesake, Alohamora. This is some leftover yarn that has been sitting around for years waiting for me to find a use for it. Elizabeth Benson’s Intriguingly Posh Neckwarmer pattern to the rescue! The yarn is 100% merino and is super-duper soft. I also love the variegation in this colorway – you wouldn’t necessarily think, “this purple yarn needs some maroon in it,” but it works perfectly. I chose to highlight that little bit of color with the buttons (which were a splurge at Joann for $.47 total – thank you, Coupon Commotion!). Best of all, this is just garter stitch with a couple of button holes at the start and took just a tiny amount of time to complete. This one’s a winner!