Monday, March 7, 2011

Echo's Headband, Inner Truth Cable

I wanted to to something a bit more intricate for Echo's headband than the cable on my hat.  I looked around and finally found this scarf. I liked the look of the cable, so to make it a headband I went down two needle sizes and added some edging.  I found this cable very annoying to work because I had to count every stitch. I also ended up having to restart it seven times before I could even get past row six.  Once I got the hang of it it went OK, but I kept wishing it would just end because I have been having a very stressful week and I want to go back to my simple scarf. I liked the pattern better in the scarf pictures than I did  when I was up close in person to it.  I got bored of it always twisting the same way, and if I ever do it again (not likely) I would alternate the inner cable twist just to change it up.




Materials:
size 8 (us) needles
cable needle
worsted weight yarn
(I used about 100yds of Berroco comfort)



Abbreviations:
H3F slip three stitches onto the cable needle and hold to the front (hold 3 to the front)
H5F slip five stitches onto the cable needle and hold to the front
H5B slip five stitches onto the cable needle and hold to the back
 [ ] stitches on cable needle

Cast on 24 stitches

you may knit a set up row if you like. I did the first several times I started, but forgot to on the seventh time which was the final time I started. It turned out just fine.

Row 1: sl 1 k1 p2 k3 p2 k6 p2 k3 p2 k2
Row 2: sl1 p1 k2 p3 k2 p6 k2 p3 k2 p2
Row 3: sl1 k1 p2 k3 p2 H3F k3 [k3] p2 k3 p2 k2
Row 4:sl1 p1 k2 p3 k2 p6 k2 p3 k2 p2
Row 5: sl1 k1 p2 H5F k3 [p2 k3] H5B k3 [p2 k3] p2 k2
Row 6:sl1 p1 k2 p3 k2 p6 k2 p3 k2 p2
Row 7: sl 1 k1 p2 k3 p2 k6 p2 k3 p2 k2
Row 8:sl1 p1 k2 p3 k2 p6 k2 p3 k2 p2
Row 9: sl 1 k1 p2 k3 p2 k6 p2 k3 p2 k2
Row 10:sl1 p1 k2 p3 k2 p6 k2 p3 k2 p2
Row 11: sl 1 k1 p2 k3 p2 k6 p2 k3 p2 k2
Row 12:sl1 p1 k2 p3 k2 p6 k2 p3 k2 p2

repeat these twelve rows until the headband measures 23" when lightly stretched (it will stretch on the wearer)
-I did the pattern 11 times
Bind off. Seam ends of the headband together. Weave in ends.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the pattern,,, it´s beautiful!

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