Here, it’s full glory, is the free knitting pattern so many of you had trouble getting your hands on. Here is how this works with all my free patterns… from here until I change my mind again.
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So without further ado, here she is!
Double Braided Cable Headband Earwarmer
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This quick headband provides some sparkle for the holidays or parties. It also doubles as an ear warmer for the cold. The pattern suggests two yarns used in the pictures, but any two worsted weight yarns held together should work. Experiment with bulky and super-bulky too.
55-60 yards of Patons Metallic Yarn in Pewter, or another worsted weight yarn
55-60 yards of Yarn Bee Diva Yarn in Istanbul, or another worsted weight yarn
Size 11 needles
Cable needle and darning needle
Gauge is not too important, but one repeat of the pattern should be roughly 3.5 inches wide and 2 inches long.
Cast on 19 stitches
Row 1 and all wrong side rows: p9, k1, p9
Row 2 (RS): C6F, k3, p1, C6F, k3
Row 4: k9, p1, k9
Row 6: k3, C6B, p1, k3, C6B
Row 8: k9, p1, k9
Repeat rows 1-8 about 9 more times for piece that measure roughly 19 inches long. If you need it long, simply knit more reps. Seam the two short ends together and block if needed.
C6F – slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold forward, knit 3 stitches, knit 3 stitches from cable needle
C6B – slip 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold back, knit 3 stitches, knit 3 stitches from cable needle
For an extra professional look, you can easily make this a seamless headband. I would suggest using a provisional cast-on like this one: https://youtu.be/VkX5PR9GRK8.
Then knit your pattern. Stop a row or two before the end and seam. Since most of the stitches on the right side are knit, it’s basically like seaming Stockinette, so Kitchener stitch works really well. Here is a video for that as well: https://youtu.be/4ugGj9DNTKc