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Barmouth

Knitting
April 2014
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in over pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
109 yards (100 m)
45cm x 9cm
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Named after the Welsh seaside town where I spent many happy summer holidays on the beach as a child, this headband was inspired by the ripple patterns made in the sand along the shoreline as the tide goes out.

You begin the headband with an i-cord tie, then increase into rib for the central patterned section of rippled cable and lace stitches, then decrease again in rib for the second i-cord tie. Slipped stitches make for a neat edge and the i-cord ties allow you to easily adjust the fit.

You can easily make a longer or shorter headband if you want, just work more or fewer pattern repeats before decreasing for the i-cord tie.

You can read about the inspiration for this design here