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Big Hair Band [Sep. 17th, 2005|05:26 am]
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Big Hair Band

I have really big hair, and so I decided to make a hairband that would hold it all back. I had never done cabling before, but used this really simple lattice stitch (hard to see in the pics).

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Big Hair Band

Materials needed:

1 skein of Sugar 'n Cream, 100% cotton, 50 gm, or another yarn of light worsted weight. I recommend not to use anything too silky or it will just slip out of your hair. The Sugar 'n Cream has a somewhat rough texture and this seemed to work well utility wise.

1 pair size 8 needles

Cable Needle or dpn

Directions

CO 98 stitches

Knit one row, then follow the pattern below

1. k3, p4, *k2, p4. Rep from * to last st, then k1
2. p1, C4F, *p2, C4f. Rep from * to last 3 sts, then p3
3. work like row 1
4. p3, *k2, T4B. Rep from * to last 5 sts, then k4, p1.
5. k1, p4, *k2, p4. Rep from * to last 3 sts, then k3.
6. p3, C4B, *p2, C4B. Rep from * to last st, then p1
7. work like row 5
8. p1, k4, *T4F, k2. Rep from * to last 3 sts, then p3.

9. Bind off 24 stitches. k3, p4, *k2, p4. Rep from * until you have 25 stitches left (including stitch on LH needle). k1, bind off remaining 24 stitches. You will have 50 sts remaining.
10 - 16, Reattach yarn to remaining 50 sts, and then rep rows 2 through 8.
17. Bind off remaining stitches. Sew together ends.


Explanation of stitches:

C4F (cable 4 front): Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 2 sts from LH needle, then knit the 2 sts from cable needle.

C4B (cable 4 back): Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 2 sts from LH needle, then knit the 2 sts from cable needle.

T4B (twist 4 back): Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 2 sts from LH needle, then purl the 2 sts from cable needle.

T4F (twist 4 back): Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, purl next 2 sts from LH needle, then knit the 2 sts from cable needle.
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Comments:
From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-18 06:44 pm (UTC)

Thanks for sharing the pattern

I saw your post on Knitlist so I had to come and check out the pattern. You did a great job and the coloring works well with your hair. I like wide, 1950s-style hair bands so I'm going to give this one a try.

Dani in NC
http://daniinnc.blogspot.com
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-10-15 03:57 pm (UTC)

hair band

Well.. It seems you have another projects for me :) I just printed your scarf and now I LOVE your band.. Guess I had better put your Blog on My Blog so I remember to keep checking for your updates!
Thanks Again
Pennyhttp://pennyknits.blogspot.com/

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