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Amaranth Headband

Knitting
September 2012
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
55 - 75 yards (50 - 69 m)
Length from end to end after blocking is 25” / 63.5cm.
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This design started as an improvised project and quick knit for a Queen’s Day headband (Koninginnedag in the Netherlands). I didn’t have anything orange to wear and so I quickly picked out some orange yarn and knit this up. The Amaranth Headband, in its published form, is a more refined version that fits most head sizes, and is long enough to be tied at the ends to secure it.

Finished Measurements
(If using requisite yarn and following sample)
Width at center is 3”/ 7.5cm
Length from end to end after blocking is 25” / 63.5cm.
When worn, the headband can stretch an additional 4” / 10cm.

Tools
1 pair of size US 4/ 3.5mm knitting needles (or size to obtain gauge)
Tapestry/Darning needle

Skills
• increasing and decreasing
• lace knitting
• chart reading