Friday, July 6, 2007

Simple Cabled Headband - Pattern

Way back in August I posted a pattern to the knitting LJ community. I came across the knitted good today, and thought that I might throw the pattern up here too.

In the meantime, I'm not doing much in the way of exciting knitting. Still working on Icarus, still working on my continental knitting with the Ugly Afghan.

However, with no further ado: the pattern!
Cassie's Super Simple Cabled Headband

my knitting photobucket
Knit this baby with anything, really.
My crack yarn of choice?
Debbie Bliss - Alpaca Silk
Using the Right-Leaning Plait Cable from Vogue Knitting

CO 19 sts w/ Size 8 US Needles
Row 1 (RS): k3, p2, k9, p2, k3
Row 2+all WS Rows: k3, k the knit sts, p the purl sts, k3
Row 3: k3, p2, 6-st left cable, k3, p2, k3
Row 5: Rep Row 1
Row 7: k3, p2, k3, 6-st right cable, p2, k3
Row 8: Rep Row 2
Rep (Rows 1-8) 15* times
BO all sts, leave tail long
Weave in CO tail, Sew two ends of headband together using the BO tail.

* 15 repetitions of the cable pattern was how many times it took for it to fit my head. It will probably be different for you. Try it on as you go. When you're done, it shouldn't be loose. I would actually keep it on the shorter side if you're debating between making it one repeat longer or not. The yarn will stretch with wear, and the elasticity will keep it on your head.

1 comment:

Nik said...

I've got to get my hands on some of that alpaca silk. That band looks cute on you.