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{FREE} French Braid Headband Knitting Pattern : Merriment

Grab this FREE French braid headband knitting pattern + step-by-step video tutorial. This cable knit headband uses less than 1 skein of yarn, making it a quick & inexpensive gift to knit!


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
PDF Bonus: Checklist, Ad-Free Video


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Techniques:

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


Materials:

Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Yardage: 40 – 50 yards {37 – 46 meters}
Suggested Yarn: Wool and the Gang, Heal the Wool
Needle Size: US 15 {10mm} Knitting Needles
Extras: Cable Needle


Details:

Measurements, After Seaming: 4″ Height x 9 1/2″ {10cm x 24cm}
Gauge: 12 STS & 12 rows per 4” {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below
Weight: 2.8oz {80g}


Notes:

Not reversible.
The CO edge is the height.


Video:

Click here to watch the “BO & Sew Seam” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

CO 12 STS
Note: First 3 sts = edge, Middle 6 sts = cables, Last 3 sts = edge

2 Set-up rows:
Row 0: WYIB S1PW, P1, K1, PM, K1, P1TBL, K2, P1TBL, K1, PM, K1, WYIF S1PW, P1
Row 00: WYIB S1PW, K1, P1, SM, P1, K1TBL, P2, K1TBL, P1, SM, P1, WYIB S1PW, P1

Row 1, 3, 5, 7: WYIB S1PW, P1, K1, SM, K1, P1TBL, K2, P1TBL, K1, SM, K1, WYIF S1PW, P1
Row 2, 4, 6: WYIB S1PW, K1, P1, SM, P1, K1TBL, P2, K1TBL, P1, SM, P1, WYIB S1PW, P1
Row 8: WYIB S1PW, K1, P1, SM, slip 3 STS to CN, hold to front, P1, K1TBL, P1 {P1, K1TBL, P1} from CN, SM, P1, WYIB S1PW, P1
Repeat 1-8, 4 more times for a total of 5 cables

Repeat rows 1-2, 5 times.
Row 51: BO in all purl 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 through the back loop
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
P1TBL – purl 1 through the back loop
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
RS – right side
S1PW – slip 1 purl-wise
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side
WYIB – with yarn in back
WYIF – with yarn in front


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