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Day 9 : Wavy Bobble Cable Knit Stitch : #21daysofcableknitstitches

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Welcome to Day 9 of the 21 Days of Cable Knit Stitches Series!

This video is a bit long, so grab a cup of coffee and let’s get started on this Wavy Bobble headband. This works up quick in super bulky yarn!


  • Size US 15 {10mm} Knitting Needles
  • Approximately 75 Yards {68m} of a Super Bulky Yarn
  • {I used Ora an Italian Story by Red Heart}
  • Cable Needle


  • The CO edge is the width.
  • You can use any category of yarn you’d like, just keep in mind that the thinner the yarn, the narrower your headband.

Video Tutorial:

*Check out some of my other Cable Knit Stitches.

Headband Pattern, Knit Flat, Back & Forth:

  • CO 13 STS
  • Row 0 {WS}: K1TBL, K3, P5, K3, K1TBL
  • Row 1 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P5, T3B, P3, WYIF S1PW
  • Row 2 {WS}: K1TBL, K3, P3, K5, K1TBL
  • Row 3 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P4, T3B, P4, WYIF S1PW
  • Row 4 {WS}: K1TBL, K5, P2, K4, K1TBL
  • Row 5 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P3, T3B, P5, WYIF S1PW
  • Row 6 {WS}: K1TBL, K5, MB, P2, K3, K1TBL
  • Row 7 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P3, T3F, P5, WYIF S1PW
  • Row 8 {WS}: K1TBL, K5, P3, K3, K1TBL
  • Row 9 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P4, T3F, P4, WYIF S1PW
  • Row 10 {WS}: K1TBL, K4, P2, K5, K1TBL
  • Row 11 {RS}: WYIF S1PW, P5, T3F, P3, WYIF S1PW
  • Row 12 {WS}: K1TBL, K3, P2, K1, MB, K4, K1TBL
  • Repeat rows 1 – 12 until it’s about 18” {46cm} long, or desired length
  • To End:
  • Repeat row 2
  • BO in the row 0 pattern
  • Sew the CO & BO edges together
  • {To see how I do it, watch my video: How to Sew the Seam on a Headband}


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  • * – * – repeat between * to end of round
  • BO – bind-off in pattern
  • CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
  • K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
  • K1TBL – knit 1 stitch through the back loop
  • MB – make bobble – knit into the front, back and then front of the next stitch, [turn and knit those 3 stitches] 3 times and then turn and SK2PO, completing the bobble
  • P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
  • RS – right side of work
  • S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
  • SK2PO – slip 1 stitch knit-wise, knit 2 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over the 2 stitches knitted together, decreasing 2 stitches
  • STS – stitches
  • T3B – twist 3 back – slip 1 stitch onto cable needle and hold it in the back of your work, knit the next 2 STS off your left hand needle and then purl the stitch off your cable needle
  • T3F – twist 3 front – slip 2 STS onto cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, purl the next stitch off your left hand needle and then knit the 2 STS off your cable needle
  • WS – wrong side of work
  • WYIF – with yarn in front
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