Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Winter Wonderland Cable Knit Headband Pattern

I've been afraid to try cable knitting for a long time, however, during my convalescence I had a bit of time to play around with them and came up with this simple pattern for a headband. Thought I'd share it with you guys! (Promise I will have a picture this evening!)

It's a nice sampling of holding yarn on cable needles in front and back and includes a four stitch cable and a 9 stitch braided cable. You can go as cheap or expensive as you like for this. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn in white (Hence, the name Winter Wonderland.) since I was just playing around with the pattern, but I may do another one in angora at a later date. There are also a few different finishing options depending on how much time and work you want to spend on this. If you decide to tackle this pattern let me know how it turns out for you and if you have any questions. Enjoy!



Here is it partially done. Had to frog and go back because apparently I can't follow my own pattern.




Winter Wonderland Cable Knit Headband

Materials:

1 ball worsted weight yarn in white
US Size 8 Knitting Needles
 Cable Needle

Directions:

CO 25 stitches

Row 1 Purl all stitches
Row 2 *K4, P4, K9, P4, K4
Row 3 P4, K4, P9, K4, P4
Row 4 Sl 2 to cn and hold in back, K2, K2 from cn
           P4
           K3, Sl 3 to cn and hold in front, K3, K3 from cn
           P4
           Sl 2 to cn and hold in front, K2, K2 from cn.
Row 5 P4, K4, P9, K4, P4
Row 6 K4, P4, K9, P4, K4
Row 7 P4, K4, P9, K4, P4
Row 8 Sl 2 to cn and hold in back, K2, K2 from cn
           P4
           K3, Sl 3 to cn and hold in back, K3 , K3 from cn
           P4
           Sl 2 to cn and hold in front, K2, K2 from cn.
Row 9 P4, K4, P9, K4, P4

Repeat pattern from * until you reach the desired length and then BO in pattern.

Finishing:
There a few different things you can do here for finishing. If you are just wanting to do something quick, dirty and utilitarian then simply sew the edges together and go. If you were wanting to do something a little more fancy you could sew fleece onto the back of the headband to make a great ear warmer. If you wanted to do something REAL fancy you could knit the headband to only cover the top part of your head, sew fleece to the back and on to the edges in the shape of a triangle and add a button and button hole that can button under your hair at the back of your neck.

For those on Ravelry, you can check out the Ravelry entry here: Winter Wonderland Cable Knit Headband

Happy knitting!

*Pattern corrected on 2/9/13.

3 comments:

  1. There is a K3 missing from Row 8. I think it goes
    Row 8 Sl 2 to cn and hold in back, K2, K2 from cn
    P4
    Sl 3 to cn and hold in back, K3 , K3 from cn **K3**
    P4
    Sl 2 to cn and hold in front, K2, K2 from cn

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  2. Oh, no! I wrote it out by hand and made the test run off the handwritten pattern. I must have messed up when I transcribed it! Thanks for the heads up, Diane! I will make the changes this evening!

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  3. Chelsea...check it first, I'm not that experienced of a knitter, but I think that's the right cable turn?
    I'm knitting it in black, and it's super hard to see the twist!

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