Cabled Winter Headband by Angela Hahn

Cabled Winter Headband

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January 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
100 yards (91 m)
18" circ, 4 1/4" wide.
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

NOTE THAT PRICE INCLUDES 1 SKEIN OF 100% ALPACA YARN! (At this time, pattern only available as part of a kit.)

From website: It takes just one skein of yarn and a quiet afternoon to knit this little jewel of a pattern. While we’ve shown it as a headband, it also makes a soft little cowl to keep a rising wind out. It’s a straightforward knit on straight needles, and the pattern comes with a clever way to knit the edges together leaving no seam.

From designer: Directions are given for the “duplicate stitch” method for grafting the ends of the scarf. I feel this is the best grafting method for this project, especially since the stitch pattern is based on a 2X2 rib. Since grafting creates a continuous loop of knitted fabric (rather than connecting the tops of two pieces of knitting), there will be no visible “jogs” at the edges of the scarf or individual ribs, if the grafting is done properly. After the graft is finished, contrasting waste yarn loops are carefully cut, leaving only the main yarn behind. 
Alternatively, a provisional cast on may be used, and the traditional method of grafting OR Three-Needle Bind Off may be used to join scarf ends (directions for these techniques not included in this pattern).

See videos for help with this technique: