Sunday, February 6, 2011

Easy As pie Cabled Headband-Knitting

So you've been practicing your cables, but you want to actually make something with that nifty trick? Well, this headband is a PERFECT beginner project! It is easily decorated by sewing on something like a button or a crocheted flower, but it looks adorable on its own as well!

What you'll need:
A small amount of worsted weight yarn
Us size 8 (5mm) needles (I used two of my double pointed needles)
Cable needle or extra double pointed needle
Tapestry (yarn) needle

Cast on 12 stitches
row 1: knit
row 2: purl
row 3: knit
row 4: purl
(this is better known as the stockinette stitch)
row 5: Knit 1, slip the next five stitches onto cable needle, knit the next five, knit the stitches on the cable needle, knit 1.

row 6: purl
row 7: knit
row 8: purl
row 9: knit
row 10: purl

Keep repeating rows 5-10 until headband is big enough to fit snugly around your head. For me, this meant I had 16 cables total. Cut the yarn.

Seam ends together.

Ta-dah! You've just finished your headband. You can now choose to leave it as it is, or you can add decorations like a flower or a button, as I said earlier. Go forth and wear your headband with pride!