Wavy Headbands by Assia Brill

Wavy Headbands

by Assia Brill
Knitting
October 2019
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
18 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
44 - 77 yards (40 - 70 m)
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The wavy headband is a simple and quick project. A conventional garter-stitch band is decorated with slip knit DS selvedge – closed, and has an ergonomic shape to protect your ears from the wind. It starts with a Provisional cast-on, has some simple shaping stitches, and finishes with a Three needle bind-off. The headband is knitted
with negative ease. When worn, the very elastic garter fabric expands, however the DS selvedge keeps its shape, so the edges have a snug fit.

The pattern was designed to demonstrate Distitch selvedge and is taken from Distitch, a book about this innovative principle of knitting. Distitch provides a very neat, clear and decorative edge, some samples are presented in this video. More about Distitch knitting can be found on website https://assiabrill.com/

Any yarn may be used – from DK to chunky. Just choose colours that flatter you! You need less than 50 g, so why not to spoil yourself with a luxury or exotic fibre.

It is not necessary to make a swatch for this project
– everything you need is on the yarn label!

Size
Width 10 cm (4”), circumference 47 cm (18.5”) to fit a head circumference 56 cm (22”)

Yarn
Any yarn can be used.
Samples use: less than 1 ball of Sublime “Cashmere Merino Silk Aran”
or 1 ball Rowan “Kidsilk Amore”

Needles
4.5 mm (US 7), or size to obtain the gauge, for working flat
8 mm (US 11), or size to obtain the gauge, for working flat

Gauge
18 sts x 35 rows = 10 cm (4”) square in garter stitch pattern using 4.5 mm (US 7) needles
10 sts x 20 rows = 10 cm (4”) square in garter stitch pattern using 8.0 mm (US 11) needles

Difficulty Level
Beginner (knit sts, increases, decreases, three needle bind-off (explained in pattern))

Technical editor James Bartley.