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Swirling Snows & Falling Snows Headband

Knitting
December 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stranded stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
75 - 95 yards (69 - 87 m)
small, medium, large
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It’s not too late to make a beautiful gift for Christmas!
A warm headband that’s pretty to boot, fits nicely in the toe of a stocking.

Here is its story:
Every once in a while, I get “hooked” on something, checkerboards, stripes, snowflakes, flowers, crazy bright colors are just a few of my knitting phases that come to mind. This design season I am obsessed with snow. Found in a book of traditional fair isle motifs, I have adapted these as allover designs on a hat, a Christmas stocking and now on a headband for a niece. They remind me of one of those beautiful snowfalls, gentle winds, big flakes creating swirls against the night sky, catching a snowflake on your tongue.

Knit flat on small needles with worsted weight wool using a provisional cast on then joined with the Kitchener Stitch. The small needles combined with the stranding create a warm, dense fabric. Since it is knit flat, the finished length is completely up to the knitter. Three sizes are suggested, Small (Medium, Large), but any length will work. Falling Snows Graphs are on last 2 pages of pattern.

Finished width: 3 3/4” Finished length: 18 (19, 20 ) inches.
Gauge: 28 sts x 32 rows = 4 inches

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn like Cascade 220 Worsted or Louet Riverstone Light Worsted
45, 50, 55 yds MC (Delphinium in Swirling Snows / Black in Falling Snows photo)
30, 35, 40 yds CC (Natural in Swirling Snows / White in Falling Snows photo)
1 yd scrap yarn any color for provisional cast on.
US Size 3 needles, circular or flat OR size needed to obtain gauge.