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Bourbon Street Band & Bridget's Blue Earband

Knitting
January 2014
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
19.25 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in Linen stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
90 - 110 yards (82 - 101 m)
small, medium, large
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Choose two colors that are similar (dark blue and light blue, red and rust) and one light color with good contrast (light grey, white, tan) and scrap amount of a fourth color (white in this case) to add a bit of pop at the end and you will have a very simple to knit, chic, one session project that will be loved. Knitter’s choice to carry the color up or to cut each color and weave in ends later. My preference is to carry on the inside, but either works fine.

My son’s girlfriend is currently living in New Orleans and needed an earband for cool mornings. She likes the earbands by a very popular company but the cost is crazy high. So I created this band loosely based on the catalog photos. It is a hit with my daughter, so today I will be mailing these off to Bridget in hope they are a hit with her too. Sizes SMALL/MEDIUM/LARGE. Medium shown in photos.

Abbreviations:
S1 = Slip 1
K1 = Knit 1
YIF = Yarn in Front
MC = Main Color
CC1 = Contrast Color 1
CC2 = Contrast Color 3

Bourbon Street Ear Band (red band , size Medium, in photo)
Materials:
Cascade Jewel Hand Dyed in photo
Similar yarns:  Malabrigo Worsted, Manos del Uruguay Clasica or any slightly hairy yarn that gives gauge.

MC -  45/50/55 yds 
CC1 - 20/20/25 yds
CC2 - 25/3035 yds
MC = Red 
CC1 = Rust
CC2 = Camel
Scrap amount, 5 yds or so of fourth color, white here, to be basted in after completion.
Size US 7/ 4.5 mm circ needles, 16 or 24 inch length OR size needed to meet gauge.
Sharp darning or tapestry needle

Gauge: 19.25 sts x 40 rows = 4 ins/10cm in linen stitch.
Fin Circumference = 18.5/19.5/20.5 ins 47/49.5/52 cm.
Fin width = 3.5 ins / 9 cm

Bridget’s Ear Band (blue band, size Medium, in photo)
Materials:
Cascade Jewel Hand Dyed in photo
Similar yarns:  Malabrigo Worsted, Manos del Uruguay Clasica or any slightly hairy yarn that gives gauge

MC -  35/40/45 yds 
CC1 - 35/40/45 yds
CC2 - 20/20/25 yds
MC = Dark Blue
CC1 = Light Blue
CC2 = Camel
Scrap amount, 5 yds or so of fourth color, white here, to be basted in after completion.
Size US 7 / 4.5 mm circ needles, 16 or 24 inch length or size needed to meet gauge.
Sharp darning or tapestry needle

Gauge: 19.25 sts x 40 rows = 4 ins/10 cm in linen stitch.
Fin. Circumference =18.5/19.5/20.5 ins 47/49.5/52 cm.
Fin. Width = 3.5 ins/9 cm.