Hello spring and those one who are waiting for something new from me. Today I’d like to share an exciting news – after a long time of hesitation I finally decided to open Crazy Hands Knitting YouTube channel and make free video tutorials with knit and crochet tips and tricks. I hope it will be helpful for folks taking first steps learning crochet and knitting art, but also for those who might find reading the pattern a bit cumbersome and would rather watch an easy to follow video. It is a bit hard to start anything from the scratch, but I am excited and determined to do it. As I keep shooting and uploading videos, I will try my best to improve the quality of each tutorial. Almost every single day I get asked questions about cables that I often use in my projects. Therefore, I decided to make this simple knit headband and show you how to make those lovely twists.
Knitting materials and knitting tools:
<> Knitting Needles 9 mm (US 13/ UK00);
<> Lion Brand Wool, Ease Thick & Quick – 20% wool, 80% acrylic. Color of your choice. In total half of the skein
Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:
k – knit
p – purl
sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, knit the last stitch
Cable 4 Back (C4B): Slip 4 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, k4 from the left hand needle, k4 from the extra needle.
Cable 4 Front (C4F): Slip 4 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, k4 from the left hand needle, k4 from the extra needle.
Note for knitters:
<> Each Row has selvage stitches
<> Gauge: 10stitches – 4 inches (10 cm)
<> Head circumference 53-58 cm
Braided knit headband pattern:
Cast on 18 stitches.
Row 1: sel s, k2, p12, k2, sel s.
Row 2: sel s, k16, sel s.
Row 3: sel s, k2, p12, k2, sel s.
Row 4: sel s, k2, C4F, k6, sel s.
Row 5: sel s, k2, p12, k2, sel s.
Row 6: sel s, k16, sel s.
Row 7: sel s, k2, p12, k2, sel s.
Row 8: sel s, k6, C4B, k2, sel s.
Repeat Rounds 1-8 for 7 more times or until headband reaches desired length. After that repeat Rounds 1 and 2 again.
Cut the yarn leaving 15 cm tail. Using the method of horizontal invisible seam sew two ages of the headband together.
Please check full video tutorial of Bulky Cable Knit Headband on my YouTube Chanel.
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