Calatrava Cable Headband by Lisa M. Barnes
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Calatrava Cable Headband

September 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
54 yards (49 m)
One size fits most.
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This reversible cable headband can be worn on either side! Most cable patterns are only seen from one side, as there is a definite right side to the fabric. Learn how to make three different reversible cable patterns while making this cute headband!

Design Inspiration
This pattern is named after the Spanish architect,
Santiago Calatrava Valls, who designed the new 3 World Trade Center transportation hub, nicknamed
“The Oculus,” as well as the Museu do Amanhã (The
Museum of Tomorrow) in Rio de Janeiro.
I think the architecture of these projects looks like the undulating waves of knit cables. And these buildings are also “reversible,” in that the design can be viewed similarly from outside as well as inside.

Design for Everyone
Adventures in Knitting patterns give you a map so you can learn a new technique while making your project! If you’re a newer knitter, you won’t be left not knowing where to turn: this pattern features fully-explained instructions and linked tutorials for all the major techniques beyond knit and purl, so even if you’ve never tried a particular technique before, I’ve got you covered! The pattern features instructions and tutorials for:

  • Knitting Cables
  • All required stitched

Knitting one of these patterns is like taking a knitting workshop from the comfort of your own home!


  • #4 wt yarn 54 yds (shown: Lion Brand Wool-Ease® 80% acrylic, 20% wool in 123 Seaspray: 1 skein)
  • US 8 (5.0mm) knitting needle(s)
  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle


  • One size fits most.
  • Length: 19 in. (48.5 cm)
  • Width: 1¾ in. (4.5 cm) at narrowest point, 3³/8 in. (8.5 cm) at widest point

Gauge is not critical for this project.

Skills Required
Must know how to cast on, knit, purl, work a basic
cable, bind off.

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A Note on Printing
The pattern is in landscape format, with both pages facing up so it can be read on a device. Print out the pattern double-sided and fold into thirds for optimal use, reversing the direction of the second page to have it face the correct way.