Saturday, December 22, 2012

Herringbone Headband


As promised, I am adding my Herringbone Headband pattern. I'd been wanting to knit something in herringbone stitch for a while, and I'd also been needing to use up this yarn. I got it for Christmas back in middle school (so 7-8 years ago) and never found a good project for it. I rediscovered it (sans tags) this year and decided to put it to good use.


Herringbone Headband



You'll need:
Yarn - dk, category 3 or to gauge, I'd say I used between 100-150 yards
Needles - US 10, 6.0mm
2 buttons - I used 1 1/4" (32mm) wood buttons that I bought at Joann Fabrics (with a coupon yay!)
A tapestry needle to weave in the ends
A sewing needle to sew on the buttons

Gauge : 26 stitches = 4 inches in herringbone

Herringbone stitch (tutorial here):

row 1: *k2tog tbl, dropping only the first stitch off the needle and leaving second on the needle* repeat until 1 stitch remains, k1
row 2: *p2tog, dropping only the first stitch off the needle and leaving second on the needle* repeat until 1 stitch remains, p1

CO 30 stitches, loosely.

Knit in herringbone stitch until it reaches the length around the head plus one inch.

Button holes:

row 1: knit 5 stitches in herringbone, bind off 4 stitches, knit 12 stitches in herringbone, bind off 4 stitches, knit to end of row in herringbone
row 2: knit 5 stitches in herringbone, YO 4 times, knit 12 stitches in herringbone, YO 4 times, knit to end of row in herringbone

Note: If you prefer to use smaller buttons, you will need to make your button holes smaller by casting off 2 or 3 stitches and then YO 2 or 3 times.

Return to the pattern stitch, and knit for 1 inch. Bind-off. Weave in ends. Sew buttons on one inch from the end. Enjoy.




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2 comments:

  1. inthe pattern for boot cuffs you do not say how much yarn required.

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    1. I couldn't say for sure how much. I honestly used a bit of scrap yarn leftover from a mittens project. Sorry I can't be of more use.

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