Desert Star Headband by Sarah Inskeep Designs

Desert Star Headband

Knitting
April 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in On larger needles, worked in the round in Desert Star color work pattern & measured after wet blocking.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
99 - 116 yards (91 - 106 m)
S/M & M/L
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DESCRIPTION

Inspired by my family’s Native American roots, this design celebrates the beautiful geometric patterns found in Native American artwork. Knit in the round, this traditional ear warmer headband features ribbed edges flanking a bold color work motif. The stranded color work creates a super cozy double-layered fabric via the floats that are carried along the inside of the piece. Worked in a 100% alpaca yarn, you’ve got the ultimate in softness and warmth, plus a little breathing room so you don’t overheat!


SIZE & FIT

Sized for adults in S/M (M/L).
To fit a 21 - 22 (22.5 - 23.5)” / 53.5 - 56 (57 - 59.5) cm head.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Circumference: 20 (21.5)” / 51 (54.5) cm.
Width: 5 (5.5)” / 12.5 (14) cm.

YARN

Uses approximately 99 (116) yards / 90.5 (106) meters 100% alpaca light worsted/dk weight yarn. Sample shown in Juniper Moon Farm “Herriot;” 100% baby alpaca, 218 yards / 199 meters per 100 gram skein in the following approximate amounts:

  1. Color 1, #04 Walnut, 40 (45) yards / 36.5 (41) m;
  2. Color 2, #01 Talc, 40 (45) yards / 36.5 (41) m;
  3. Color 3, #03 Bullrush, 19 (26) yards / 17.5 (24) m.

NOTIONS

4 stitch markers (1 unique, 3 matching), and a yarn needle.

NEEDLES

One set 6 US / 4 mm needles* (or size to obtain gauge in Desert Star color work pattern).

One set 5 US / 3.75 mm needles* (or one size smaller than needed for gauge).

Use DPNs or circular needle(s) according to your preferences for knitting in the round.

GAUGE

23 sts & 26 rnds = 4” / 10 cm on larger needles, worked in the round in Desert Star color work pattern and measured after wet blocking.