Stringband by Stephen West


September 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
305 yards (279 m)
one size
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Color A is the brown Bijou Basin and Color B is the Viola cashmere.

Row 1 (RS): Using color A, k113.
Row 2 (WS): K1, p111, k1.

This versatile accessory knits quickly with a primarily garter stitch fabric bordered by ribbing and a hem. The fabric is knit straight back and forth and stitches are picked up to create a buttonband. Pull the I-cord drawstring to cinch the fabric and tie the ends around your head for a hat or button it in different ways for a cowl.

Finished Measurements: 20″ / 51cm circumference, 14″ / 36cm long

Yarn: Fingering or Sport weight

Shown in: Color A - Viola Cashmere Fingering (100% Cashmere; 187yds / 171m per 50g skein), colorway:
Color B – Bijou Basin Lhasa Wilderness (75% Yak, 25% Bamboo; 180yds / 165m per 56g skein), colorway:
Natural Brown #1

Yardage: Color A – 170yds / 155m
Color B – 135yds / 123m

Needles: 32″ US 3 / 3.25mm circular
32″ US 4 / 3.5mm circular

Notions: 8 one-inch buttons, tapestry needle