Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Twisty turvy headband--free pattern!


Twisty Turvy headband
Pattern by: craftyallie
***EDITS ARE NOTED IN BOLD.*** 
Please let me know if there are any flaws in my pattern and I would be happy to fix them! 
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Materials:
  • Worsted weight yarn (Suggestions: Caron simply soft, I Love This Yarn!, Vanna’s choice)
  • US size 8 needles
  • Cable needle or substitute (paperclip, bobbypin, pencil, etc)
  •  Needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
Measurements:
  • 4 inches wide at garter stitch section
  • 2.5 inches wide at patterned section
  •  18 inches around, but very stretchy (because of the garter stitch)
Stitch explanations:


  • CO—cast on
  •  K—knit
  • P—purl
  • Sl—slip
  • C4B—Slip next 2 sts on cable needle, K2, then K2 from the cable needle
  • LPT—Left purl twist. Slip next stitch onto a cable needle and hold in back. K2, P1 from cable needle
  •   RPT—Right purl twist. Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in FRONT. P1, K2 from cable needle


Pattern:
  • CO 18 stitches (I used the long-tail method, but you can use a provisional cast on so you can Kitchener stitch the ends together)
  • K every row (garter stitch) for 5 inches. Slip the last st of each row purlwise.

  • Row 1:(RS) K2, P5, K4, P5, K1, sl 1
  • Row 2:(WS) K7, P4, K6, Sl 1
  • Row 3: K2, P5, K4, P5, K1, Sl 1
  • Row 4: K7, P4, K6, sl 1
  • Row 5: (RS), K2, P5, C4B, P5, K1, sl 1
  • Row 6: K7,P4, K6, sl 1  

  • Row 7: K2, P4, LPT, RPT, P4, K1, Sl 1
  • Row 8: K6, P2, K2, P2, K5, Sl 1
  •  Row 9: K2, P3, LPT, P2, RPT, P3, K1, sl 1
  •  Row 10: K5, P8, K4, sl 1
  •  Row 11: K2, P2, LPT, K4, RPT, P2, K1, sl 1 
  •  Row 12: K4, P2, K1, P4, K1, P2, K3, sl 1
  • Row 13: *K2, P1, LPT, P1, C4B, P1, RPT, P1, K1, sl 1
  •  Row 14: K3, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K2, sl 1
  • Row 15: K2, P1, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P1, K1, sl 1
  • Row 16: K3, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K2, sl 1*
  • Row 17: K2, P1, K2, P2, C4B, P2, K2, P1, K1, sl 1 
  • Row 18: K3, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K2, sl 1
  • Row 19: K2, P1, K2, P2, K4, P2, K2, P1, K1, sl 1
  • Row 20: K3, P2, K2, P4, K2, P2, K2, sl 1*

    Repeat rows 17-20 2 more times.Then do the following rows:

  • K2, P1, RPT, P1, K4, P1, LPT, P1, K1, sl 1
  • K4, P2, K1, P4, K1, P2, K3, sl 1
  •  K2, P2, RPT, C4B, LPT, P2, K1, sl 1
  •  K5, P2, K4, P2, K4, sl 1
  • K2, P3, RPT, P2, LPT, P3, K1, sl 1
  •   K6, P2, K2, P2, K5, sl 1
  •   K2, P4, RPT, LPT, P4, K1, sl 1
  •   K7, P4, K6, sl 1
  •   K2, P5, C4B, P5, K1, sl 1
  • K7, P4, K6, sl 1
  • K2, P5, K4, P5, K1, sl 1
  • K7, P4, K6, sl1
  • Work in garter stitch for 5 inches and bind off loosely

Finishing:
You can seam the ends a couple of ways. You can do a provisional cast on and Kitchener stitch the two ends together, or you can do a long-tail cast on and whip-stitch the ends together (that’s the method I’ve chosen).

5 comments:

  1. Hi Allie.. Iam trying to knit your beautiful headband pattern but I'm having problems understanding the alternative row. i count 20 stiches? do you have a link where can i get your pattern corrected? thank you so much.

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    1. Hi there Mercedes! Let me see if this clarifies things for ya :)

      alt row 13 is a misprint. It should be K2, P1, K2, P2, C4B, P2, K2, P1, K1, Sl 1 (18 sts)
      Sorry for the confusion!! I will fix it asap :)

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  2. Hi. What are the astericks for on rows 13, 16 and 20? Also, regarding the above comment, what is an alternative row? Thanks!

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  3. I was wondering the same thing as Dawn. Are the *'s just showing which rows you've fixed? I'm confused why Row 13 hasn't been changed to what you told Mercedes, but seems to still add up to 18 sts. lol

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  4. Suggested pattern revision:
    Rows 21-28: Repeat Rows 17-20, twice.
    Row 29: K2, P1, RPT, P1, C4B, P1, LPT, P1, K1, sl 1
    Row 30: K4, P2, K1, P4, K1, P2, K3, sl 1
    Row 31: K2, P2, RPT, K4, LPT, P2, K1, sl 1
    Row 32: K5, P8, K3, sl 1

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