Phryne Head Wrap by Julie Turjoman

Phryne Head Wrap

October 2014
yarn held together
+ Sport
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Cabled Lace
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
4.0 mm (G)
S (M, L) Fits head circumference of 19 1/2 - 20 1/2 (21-22, 22-23)"
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Fans of Downton Abbey’s amazing fashions, rejoice!

Just in time for holiday gift-knitting, A Head For Trouble: What To Knit While Catching Crooks, Chasing Clues, and Solving Murders (20 Hats & Adornments Inspired by Lady Detectives of the Roaring Twenties) was released in October, 2014. It is available in both electronic and paperback format both here and on my website:

Knit something special for your inner flapper! Those familiar with the Phryne Fisher mystery series by Kerry Greenwood, or with the televised Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries series on Netflix (Acorn TV) will no doubt recognize this sumptuous head wrap as a perfect accessory for the fearless and ultra-fashionable detective. Brilliant, enterprising, and intuitive, she epitomizes the liberated 1920s woman. This elegant and luxurious head wrap would keep her perfectly shingled black bob in place as she speeds across Melbourne’s back roads in her sleek Hispano-Suiza automobile.

Pattern Correction: Chart instruction for 3/3RC is incorrect as written. The correct cable cross should be:
4/4RC: Slip 4 Sts to cable needle, hold in back. Knit 4, knit 4 from cable needle.

S (M, L): Fits head circumference of 19½-20½ (21–22, 22–23)“ 49.5-52 (53.5-56, 56-58.5) cm
Shown in size Medium.

Circumference: 18 (19½, 20½)“ 45.5 (49.5, 52) cm
Width: 5” (12.5 cm)

Head Wrap: Tess Designer Yarns Kitten approx 325 yds (297 m)/3.5oz (100 g), 65% Cashmere, 35% Silk. Color: Cobalt Blue #112150. 1 skein.
Ruffle and Picot Edging: Tess Designer Yarns Microfiber Ribbon approx 333 yds (304 m)/5.25oz (150 g), 100% Nylon Microfiber. Color: Cobalt Blue #112150. 1 skein.
One pair US 6 (4 mm) needles, or size needed to obtain correct gauge
One pair US 5 (3.75 mm) needles
Cable needle
Tapestry needle
US G-6 (4 mm) crochet hook
Waste yarn in a different color than head wrap yarn
Brooch or large decorative button

GAUGE: 24 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Cabled Lace patt st using larger needles, blocked.

Cabled lace pattern instructions are provided in both written and charted formats. Two strands of Kitten are held together throughout.
Tess Designer Yarn sells mini-skeins of Microfiber Ribbon that are perfect for projects of this nature.