Debbie by Deann Wilson


June 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
50 - 65 yards (46 - 59 m)
OSFM - One Size Fits Most, Notes included for adjustment
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Debbie is a 1950’s inspired headband that can be worn different ways. Either with the knot tied at the top or at the bottom or even off center. I especially like the leaf shaped tips sticking up at the top.

Knit flat, using very simple cabling to achieve the look. Debbie is a great pattern for those wanting to try their hand at cables for the first time, or for anyone wanting to add a bit of fun to their wardrobe.

Pearls, although optional, add glamour to an already pretty design, use any beads that match your yarn choice.

Technical editor & master test knitter: Ellen Kapusniak

Yarn: Worsted weight, approximately 60 yards (55 meters). Sample shown was knit using Peaches & Creme in Bright Blue.

Needles: US 5 (3.75mm), or size needed to obtain gauge. Headband can be worked on straights, circulars, or DPNs; will need DPNs (Double Point Needles) for the iCord sections.

Gauge, after blocking: 24 sts & 28 rows in 4x4in square (10cm square) stocking stitch

Other Materials:
Cable Needle
Pearls/beads; I used 10, 1/3in (8mm), glass pearls
Yarn needle, to weave in ends
Sewing needle, to fit through holes on pearls
Thread, to sew on pearls/beads

Size: To fit head circumference 21-23 inches (53-58 cm). Actual circumference, approximately 19 inches (78cm), excluding ties. Pattern includes up to 2 inches (5 cm) of negative ease. The band can be adjusted for a custom fit by using the sizing tips provided in the pattern.