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Knit Cable Headband Pattern

I wrote a pattern. Wanna see it?
This is my first attempt at a knitting pattern, so for those of you that try it, let me know how it turns out. There's a little intro into i-cords and my version of 'M1' aka 'make one stitch' which is actually called something else entirely in proper knitting circles. It makes a nice, barely noticeable increase, whatever it is really called. I don't know how to gauge so I don't expect you to either. I used size 6 double pointed needles, but you could use regular straight needles. However, when you i-cord with straight needles you simply knit the 4 stitches, then slide them back on your left needle and continue. The pinkish yarn is Patons SWS in Natural Geranium and the green yarn is ModaDea Washable Wool with a green-y name like fern or moss...


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Oct. 17th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
You rock! Thank you! I'm adding this to memories now!
Oct. 17th, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)
You're so welcome! I hope yours is done by Christmas!
Oct. 17th, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
lovely! bookmarked it for later use :)
Oct. 17th, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks, that's a great compliment...I just hope the pattern turns out correctly!
Oct. 17th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! It looks like you went to a lot of effort to do this and I really appreciate it. :) *hugest hugs*
Oct. 17th, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! It was actually fun to do. I like to do things more complicated than necessary... like knitting i-cord instead of sewing ribbons on a plain knit headband. haha.
Oct. 17th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
very clear instructions. thank you!
Jul. 17th, 2008 04:53 am (UTC)
:) Kel just thought ide take time out ,to tell you THANK YOU very very much. Youve helped me tremendously.
Oct. 17th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
Awesome, I'm totally adding this to my memories so I can make some for Christmas. =D
Oct. 17th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
They knit up very fast and I get lots of compliments on them. My best friend snatched up the green one yesterday!
Oct. 17th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's very cute! I'm going to have to bookmark it. (I'm in the middle of packing for a transatlantic move, so my knitting stuff is already boxed up to prevent me wasting time on knitting when I should be packing, or I'd get started on one right away. :) )

I recently got bangs cut, and while I like them, it is nice to be able to keep them back out of the way for some things, and this looks just perfect.
Oct. 17th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I've been growing my hair out and they're great for holding back all this thick hair. Even when I don't have my knitting stuff around I find myself knitting with other things, like pencils and skewers. I have been knitting for maybe 2 years and I like to practice. ^_^ And, and, and after the steam blocking the pattern doesn't get all stretched out and skewed from use like I thought it might.
Oct. 18th, 2006 12:48 am (UTC)
SHUSH! Don't suggest alternatives! *hides all pencils, skewers, and other potnetial-knitting-implements* I get all caught up in projects and then three hours go by and I'm sitting there going "I didn't pack at all today, did I? Crap." :)

(I keep wanting to buy more yarn, too. It's like because I can't see my stash, because it's packed, it doesn't count now. I must have more!)
Oct. 17th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)
i could definitely use a headband, and this one looks awesome. thanks!
Oct. 18th, 2006 02:53 am (UTC)
I love it! Adding to memories!
Oct. 18th, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)
This is so inspiring... i love it!

Great Job!
Oct. 18th, 2006 01:10 pm (UTC)
looks like the perfect project for my first time trying out cables! thanks for sharing!
Nov. 21st, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
I found your tutorial via google and I just wanted to say thank you! The descriptions and pics are really useful!
May. 28th, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
Headband pattern
Found it the same way and also want to say thanks! I don't have any double-pointed needles and this is the clearest anyone's ever explained i-Cord so that I can adapt it.

I'd like to make the headband a bit wider, though, if you are still around and have a minute could you explain how to do that - I guess continue with 2. & 3. until there are enough stitches, but then how would that affect the cable?
May. 28th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Headband pattern
Thanks for the feedback! If you want a wider headband you can repeat 2. and 3. until it is as wide as you want it. Then you can make the cable wider (6 stitches, 8 stitches, so on) and replace the K4 and P4 in steps 6. and 7. with K6 or P6 in the middle accordingly. When you get to the point where you want to actually cross the cable you would just transfer half that number of stitches to the cable needle, knit the other half, then knit the stitches on the cable needle.

You can also keep the cable at 4 stitches and increase the number of "plain stitches" on either side of it. For instance, at step 6. you would K2, P4, K4, P4, K2 then at step 7. you would K6, P4, K6.

I hope that all made a little sense. Just let me know if you need any other help!
May. 29th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
That's brilliant, thanks for your kind reply. I *think* I've got it now - will be fun to try anyway!
Jan. 3rd, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
Increase. :-(
So uh, I finished the I-cord and how many rows do I knit till I do the K1???
Jan. 3rd, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC)
I mean M1
Jan. 4th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
After you finish the i-cord, you knit all 4 stitches, then turn, then on the next row you continue with the pattern K1, M1 etc...
Jan. 29th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
Step 3?
Cool pattern, by the way. I'm just confused about this step. It says knit until there are two stitches left, then make one. So now there are three stitches, right? Then it says knit two. It doesn't seem to me like the numbers match up. Can you help? Thanks! =)
Jan. 29th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Step 3?
when you M1 it is already on the right needle so you don't have to knit it again. You should still have two stitches on your left needle to knit. Does that make sense?
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