{FREE} Chunky Braided Cable Knit Headband Pattern : Chasing Cables

Made with bulky yarn, so you get your dose of instant gratification with less bulk PLUS it’s ready to wear in 2 hours or less AND get 2 headbands out of one skein! Knit one for yourself and one for a friend. That will quench your gift giving heart! :)


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About:

Available Sizes: One
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly
Bonus: Video, Checklist


Techniques:

Knit Flat {Back & Forth}
Knit & Purl Stitches
Cable Stitches
Clean Edge


Materials: 

Yarn Weight: Bulky
Yardage: 40 – 50 yards {37 – 46 meters}
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me, Spicy
Needle Size: US 10.5 {6.5mm} Knitting Needles 
Extras: Stitch Markers, Cable Needle


Details:

Measurements: 9 1/4″ wide x 4 1/4″ {24cm x 11cm}
Gauge: 18 STS & 18 rows per 4.25” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below
Weight: 1.6oz {45g}


Notes:

Not reversible.
The CO edge is the width.
Knit using the braid cable stitch.
This headband is knit flat, when you’re finished knitting you’ll sew the CO & BO edges together.


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Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

Row 1, 3, 5 {WS}: WYIF S1PW, P2, PM, P12, PM, P1, WYIF S1PW, P1
Row 2, 4 {RS}: WYIB S1PW, K1, P1, SM, K12, SM, P1, WYIB S1PW, K1
Row 6 {RS}: WYIB S1PW, K1, P1, SM, K4, C8B, SM, P1, WYIB S1PW, K1
Row 7, 9, 11 {WS}: WYIF S1PW, P2, SM, P12, SM, P1, WYIF S1PW, P1
Row 8, 10 {RS}: WYIB S1PW, K1, P1, SM, K12, SM, P1, WYIB S1PW, K1
Row 12 {RS}: WYIB S1PW, K1, P1, SM, C8F, K4, SM, P1, WYIB S1PW, K1
Repeat rows 1-12, 5 more times for a total of 6 braids, approx. 16″ or until desired length.

To End:
Row 1 {WS}: WYIF S1PW, P2, PM, P12, PM, P1, WYIF S1PW, P1
Row 2 {RS}: WYIB S1PW, K1, P1, SM, K12, SM, P1, WYIB S1PW, K1
Row 3 {WS}: WYIF S1PW, P2, SM, P12, SM, P1, WYIF S1PW, P1
Row 4 {RS}: WYIB S1PW, K1, P1, SM, K12, SM, P1, WYIB S1PW, K1
Row 5 {WS}: WYIF S1PW, P2, SM, P12, SM, P1, WYIF S1PW, P1
BO tightly in all purl STS
Sew CO & BO edge together.
Weave in the ends.
No blocking necessary.


Abbreviations:

* – * – repeat between *
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
C8B – cable8back – transfer 4 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the back of your work, knit the next 4 stitches and then knit the 4 stitches off the cable needle
C8F – cable8front- transfer 4 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, knit the next 4 stitches and then knit the 4 stitches off the cable needle
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
PM – place marker
RS – right side
S1PW – slip one stitch purl-wise
SM – slip stitch marker
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side
WYIB – with yarn in back
WYIF – with yarn in front


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