Fair Isle Headband
Free Headband Knitting Pattern
Head circumference: 20" (51 cm)
Elann (affiliate link) Peruvian Highland Wool worsted weight yarn, color navy, 50 g / 100 m (109 yards) - 1 skein. (A)
Elann (affiliate link) Peruvian Highland Wool worsted weight yarn, color Light Grey Heather, 50 g / 100 m (109 yards) - 1 skein. (B)
Needles: circular 6 (4.0 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge: 20 st x 17 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)
Reverse stocking stitch:
Row 1. purl
Row 2. knit
Repeat row 1 and 2.
Fair Isle Pattern
See drawing below.
With yarn A cast on 33 sts
Row 1: sl 1, 8 p, Fair isle pattern on 15 sts, 9 p.
Row 2: sl 1, 8 k, Fair isle pattern on 15 sts, 8 k, 1 p.
Rows 3-99: repeat rows 1-2, making 3 Fair Isle pattern repeats.
Join the ends of the band..
Fold the band and sew the seam making a tube.
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January 17, 2015
Thank you all for the help, I'm just learning to knit from graphs :-)
September 9, 2014
Agreed, but it think it is the top ten rows mirrored. Does that make sense?
September 18, 2014
Deborah, Look at the opposite end and use the 2nd row down for the 2nd row at the beginning (under the web address). It is the same pattern.It is a beautiful pattern.
January 9, 2015
The pattern seems to be the same at the top as it is at the bottom, so in order to determine what is under the web address section of the chart, just follow the top section for that part.
December 11, 2014
The reverse stockinette worked on both sides of the Fair Isle strip. This side parts are to be folded and seamed. The Fair Isle strip is worked in stockinette.
December 12, 2014
Thanks! I'm on my way! You have great patterns.
December 6, 2014
I like this pattern very much and have started it for a gift. I am unsure about whether to use the reverse stocking stitch for the entire row, including the Fair Isle pattern. That would mean starting the Fair Isle pattern row 1 with purl stitches. Is that what is intended? OR is the reverse stocking stitch just used for the first four rows and then one starts the rows with the Fair Isle pattern, knitting the first row of the F.I.pattern and purling the borders. Please clarify. Thanks.
February 8, 2016
I have the same problem with the rows as you do. The answer??
February 28, 2016
Look at the post by Elaine Phillips above for clarification. BTW, when I made this headband, I may have knit too tightly, but it turned out too small for any of the female heads in my family. Do check the gauge and perhaps use larger needle.
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October 20, 2014
Thank you ladies :)
Fair Isle Pattern
Headband is blocked
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