If you're looking for head gear to match your favorite cabled sweater, but don't want a complete hat, this headband might be perfect for you!
When finished, the headband is double-layered for extra warmth. The headband is knitted sideways with a cable running down the middle and reverse stockinette stitch on either side. It starts out being twice as wide as it needs to be. After the knitting is finished, the headband is joined into a circle and then the top and bottom edges are folded inward along the knitted lines (these are formed using knit sts in the middle of the reverse stockinette stitch). This allows for a very clean top and bottom edges to the headband.
Because the headband is knitted sideways, it is very easy to size as you knit.
This headband is great for a beginner looking to practice their cables!
Skills Required/Techniques Used: -Knit & purl, cast on & bind off - Cable
Materials: 100% Wool Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool yarn 465 yd (425 m) / 227g - 1 skein. Color Natural
Needles: 8 (5.0 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
Gauge: 16 st x 18 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch
Notions: Cable needle or stitch holder size 4-5 mm, - Yarn needle
K – knit P – purl St – stitch Sts - stitches LC - left cross LCC – left cross cable RS – right side WS – wrong side
3/3 Left Cross Cable (on 6 sts): Rows 1, 3 (RS): knit. Rows 2, 4, 6 (WS): purl. Row 5 (RS): 3/3 LCC - slip 3 sts on a cable needle and hold in front, knit the next 3 sts, return the sts from the cable needle to the left needle, knit them. Repeat rows 1-6.
The selvedge/edge stitches are worked as follows: slip the first stitch knitwise and purl the last one:
I can't figure out where to start on these directions. Do I start at the "Pattern: Row 1. Purl Row 2. Knit" or do I start where it says "Directions Knit as follows Odd rows, Etc." I am new and trying to figure it out.
I'm also confused as to where to start. Is it at Patterns: or Directions: Also, I have never knitted a cable like this! Usually I move stitches to a cable needle, go ahead and knit some stitches and then go back and knit the stitches off of the cable needle. One time cabled stitches at front and next time at back. Also, I didn't realize the headband was folded. It doesn't look folded in the picture. Thank you anyway for posting this pattern. The headband is beautiful. I'm just frustrated trying to figure it out.
Remember, the band is going to be folded lengthwise when finished knitting, 25% turned under on the right side and 25% turned under on the left side, with a seam up the middle of the back. Trust what you read; it is exactly correct.
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