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Chunky Cable & Lace Headband Knitting Pattern, Free

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Learn how to knit this chunky cables & lace headband knitting pattern in the step-by-step video tutorial below!


About:

Available Sizes: One
Size: 20 – 22″ {51 – 56cm} Head Circumference
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly
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Pattern Name: Tradition


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Techniques:

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


Materials:

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 70 – 80 yards {64 – 73 meters}
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles
Extras: Stitch Markers, Cable Needle


Yarn Substitutes:

Cascade Lana Grande
Lang Yarns Virginia
Phildar Phil Alaska
Rowan Big Wool Yarn
MillaMia Super Chunky

Read more about yarn substitutions here {+ video}.


Details:

Measurements, After Seaming: 4″ Height x 10″ {10cm x 25cm}
Gauge: 16 STS & 15 rows per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below
Weight: 2.6oz {75g}


Notes:

Not reversible.
The CO edge is the height.


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Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

CO 16 STS
Note: First 4 sts = edge, Middle 8 sts = cables, Last 4 sts = edge
Row 1 {WS}: WYIF S1PW, K3, PM, P8, PM, K3, WYIF S1PW
Row 2 {RS}: K1TBL, P3, SM, K1, K2TOG, YO, K2, K2TOG, YO, K1, SM, P3, K1TBL
Row 3 {WS}: WYIF S1PW, K3, SM, P8, SM, K3, WYIF S1PW
Row 4 {RS}: K1TBL, P3, SM, K1, YO, SSK, K2, YO, SSK, K1, SM, P3, K1TBL
Row 5 {WS}: WYIF S1PW, K3, SM, P8, SM, K3, WYIF S1PW
Row 6 {RS}: K1TBL, P3, SM, K1, K2TOG, YO, K2, K2TOG, YO, K1, SM, P3, K1TBL
Row 7 {WS}: WYIF S1PW, K3, SM, P8, SM, K3, WYIF S1PW
Row 8 {RS}: K1TBL, P3, SM, slip 4 STS to CN, hold to back, from LH needle K1, YO, SSK, K1, from CN K1, YO, SSK, K1, SM, P3, K1TBL
Row 9 {WS}: WYIF S1PW, K3, SM, P8, SM, K3, WYIF S1PW
Row 10 {RS}: K1TBL, P3, SM, K1, K2TOG, YO, K2, K2TOG, YO, K1, SM, P3, K1TBL
Row 11 {WS}: WYIF S1PW, K3, SM, P8, SM, K3, WYIF S1PW
Row 12 {RS}: K1TBL, P3, SM, K1, YO, SSK, K2, YO, SSK, K1, SM, P3, K1TBL
Row 13 {WS}: WYIF S1PW, K3, SM, P8, SM, K3, WYIF S1PW
Row 14 {RS}: K1TBL, P3, SM, K1, K2TOG, YO, K2, K2TOG, YO, K1, SM, P3, K1TBL
Row 15 {WS}: WYIF S1PW, K3, SM, P8, SM, K3, WYIF S1PW
Row 16 {RS}: K1TBL, P3, SM, K1, YO, SSK, K2, YO, SSK, K1, SM, P3, K1TBL
Repeat rows 1-16, 3 more times for a total of 4 cables

Row 81: BO in all knit stitches

End:

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}
CN – cable needle
K1TBL – Knit 1 stitch through the back loop
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
LH – left hand
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
PM – place stitch marker
RS – right side
S1PW – slip 1 stitch purl-wise
SM – slip stitch marker
SSK – slip, slip, knit, Slip the first stitch to the right needle knit-wise, slip the second stitch to the right needle knit-wise, insert the left needle into the back of the 2 slipped stitches and knit together. {knit 2 together through the back loop}
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side
WYIB – with yarn in back
WYIF – with yarn in front
YO – yarn over


Gauge:

knitted swatch with a wood gauge


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