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XOXO Headband

Knitting
February 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
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I designed this headband for a class here in Cordova this winter. It knits up quickly, and is a great introduction to cables. One of my friends, Seawan, made a whole slew of them for christmas gifts. You can get 2 headbands out of the Jo Sharp Silk Road Aran. In sample pictured (which my friend Becca knit), we used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece Serendipity Tweed. I think the colorway is called Pointsettia. My students and I practiced our cabling without a cable needle which I learned from Annie Modesitt many years ago at a knitting retreat in DC.

Don’t you think this would be a great thing to wear around Valentine’s day? Here in Cordova, there are many days when if you’re out on a hike, you get too warm for a hat, but it’s still nice to keep the chill off your ears, so a headband makes the perfect accessory.