Thursday, January 25, 2007

Nordic Headband

Nordic Headband
by Heidi Nyberg


Drops Alpaca
0601, brown (MC)
3140, pink (CC)
(for fair isle)

Rowan 4 ply soft
398, putty
(for lining)

3.5 mm dpn’s or circular

MC Main Color
CC Contrast Color


Cast on 120 stitches in MC (Drops Alpaca, brown) using a provisional cast-on technique. Join in the round.

Knit 4 rounds in stockinette (knit all stitches).

Purl 1 round.

Knit 3 rounds in stockinette.

Join CC (Drops Alpaca, pink) and start knitting from the lower right corner of the chart.

gray square = MC, Brown
white square = CC, Pink

Knit chart once. Cut CC (pink).

Knit 3 rounds with MC (brown).

Purl 1 round.

Knit 4 rounds.

Cut MC and join yarn for lining (Rowan 4 ply soft).

Knit 1 round.

Knit the following rounds in K2P2 rib, i.e. knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches, etc.

When the lining is long enough to join with the stitches of the provisional cast-on, put the provisional stitches on a circular needle or some dpn's. When measuring the lining against the "alpaca part", please keep in mind that the purl rounds are turn rounds, i.e. that is where the fold comes.

Join the lining and the stitches of the provisional cast-on by doing a 3 needle bind-off.

NB! Darn in all ends before joining the stitches.

3 needle bind-off

Keep the stitches of the provisional cast-on behind the stitches of the lining.

Knit the first lining stitch and the first provisional stitch together.
Knit the second lining stitch and the second provisional stitch together.
Lift the first stitch over the second stitch. Just like a regular bind-off.

* Knit the following lining stitch together with the provisional stitch.
Lift first stitch over second stitch.

Repeat from * until all stitches have been worked. Cut yarn and pull through loop.

(You can also use kitchener stitch to join the stitches. A little more work, but no visible seam.)

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