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Topic: Criss-Cross Cable Headband - My first pattern (link)!!  (Read 2810 times)
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« on: January 19, 2011 12:11:23 PM »

Hope you like it!

I've been playing around with knitted headbands lately, and haven't been satisfied with the patterns I've been finding..so I pulled out a stitch dictionary and came up with this headband.





Sorry for the cheesy pics - it's hard to take pictures of your own head!

I wrote up a quick pattern if anyone is interested. It look a little less than half a skein of wool-ease, so maybe about 75-80 yards? It's a great project to use up leftover skeins from other projects!

I put the pattern on my blog and on ravelry-
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/criss-cross-cable-headband
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http://wistfulplying.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-first-pattern.html

Since it's my first pattern, please let me know if there are any mistakes or things that don't make sense... Cheesy

Happy Knitting!
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011 12:18:34 PM »

Very pretty!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011 12:41:54 PM »

Love it! Its going straight on my wist! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011 02:43:23 PM »

Gorgeous. I love it. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011 06:19:03 AM »

Very cute! Love the stitch pattern you picked out, and the color looks wonderful on you!

Thanks for sharing the pattern with us!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2011 01:13:56 PM »

I tried out this pattern and I have to say it's great! Cheesy

This was my first time cabling but the instructions were clear and I quickly memorized the cable pattern. It knitted up beautifully and was very easy to make!



I used 4.5mm needles (I didn't have any 5mm on hand) so the cables came out a bit short for my liking. If I knit this again I might add a row to each cable. I also did 11 repeats of the cable pattern instead of 7, to fit my head and the smaller needles.

For symmetry's sake I ended on a lefty cable (row 3-5 of the cable pattern) instead of a righty. Also, instead of crocheting a buttonhole on the end I modified row 19 of the decrease section into a built-in buttonhole: P1, K3tog, YO, K2tog, P1. These changes are for personal preference of course, and don't reflect on the quality of this fabulous pattern <3

**Interesting to note: my lefty cables seem to be your righty cables! Perhaps this is because I am a left-handed knitter so everything is reversed?  Wink

Thanks so much for the pattern! :3
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