i love the panta pattern, but when i saw the link to the

free people's snowball angora headband, i knew i had to try it...

bobbleless though.

it's a really easy knit, once you get the pattern down. it only took me a few hours to knit up once i figured out what weight yarn, & size needles i needed to use.

i'm still not happy with the increases in the rib portion. i'll probably tweak it a bit to try to get the increases to match the decreases much more closely.

it's done in crappy acrylic yarn i had lying around. i definitely plan on knitting another one up in a better, blockable yarn, in a much better color as well.

hopefully the img is showing now. it's also posted over here:

Dirt & Yarn Don't Mix**Booble-less Schwoopy Panta**Yarn: Bulky or Worsted held doubled

Needles: Size U.S. 11 or 10 1/2

Gauge: Beats me.

K=knit

P=purl

M1k=make one knit

M1p=make one purl

Ssk=slip, slip, knit

Ssp=slip, slip, purl

K2tog=knit 2 together

P2tog=purl 2 together

cast on 5

Begin Tie-Back:

Row 1: p1 k1 p1 k1 p1

Row 2: k1 p1 k1 p1 k1

work in pattern (1x1 rib) until you reach desired length for your ties.

mine are approx. 16" long

Begin Increase:

Row 1: p1, m1p, k1, p1, k1, m1p, p1 (7 sts)

Row 2: k2, p1, k1, p1, k2

Row 3: p2, k1, m1k, p1, m1k, k1, p2 (9 sts)

Row 4: k2, p2, k1, p2, k2

Row 5: p2, k2, m1p, p1, m1p, k2, p2 (11 sts)

Row 6: k2, p2, k3, p2, k2

Row 7: p2, k2, m1p, p1, m2k, p2, k2, p2 (14 sts)

Row 8: k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2

Row 9: p2, k2, p2, m1k, k2, m1k, p2, k2, p2 (16 sts)

Row 10: k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2

Row 11: p2, k2, p2, k2, m1p, m1p, k2, p2, k2, p2 (18 sts)

Row 12: k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2

Row 13: p2, k2, p2, k2, m1p, p2, m1p, k2, p2, k2, p2 (20 sts)

Row 14: k2, p2, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2, k2

Row 15: p2, k2, p2, k2, m1p, p2, m1p, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2 (22 sts)

Row 16: p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2

Begin pattern:

Row 1: p2, k7, p2, inc 1 in k, p2, k7, p2 (23 sts)

Row 2: k2, p7, k2, p1, k2, p7, k2

Row 3: p2, ssk, k3, k2tog, p2, [Central double increase - (k1-b, k1) in one stitch, then insert left-hand needle point behind the vertical strand that runs downward from between the 2 stitches just made, and k1-b into this strand to make the third stitch of the group], p2, ssk, k3, k2tog, p2

Row 4: k2, p5, k2, p3, k2, p5, k2

Row 5: p2, ssk, k1, k2tog, p2, k1, inc 1 in k, k1, inc 1 in k, k1, p2, ssk, k1, k2tog, p2

Row 6: k2, p3, k2, p5, k2, p3, k2

Row 7: p2, [slip next 2 stitches onto the right needle, pass the second slipped stitch over the first & off of the needle, slip the remaining stitch back onto the left needle, pass the second stitch over the first stitch & off of the needle, knit remaining stitch], p2,k1, inc 1 in k, k3, inc 1 in k, k1, p2, [slip the next 2 sitches onto the right needle, pass the second slipped stitch over the first & off of the needle, slip the remaining stitch back onto the left needle, pass the second stitch over the first stitch & off of the needle, knit remaining stitch], p2

Row 8: k2, p1, k2, p7, k2, p1, k2

Row 9: p2, [Central double increase - (k1-b, k1) in one stitch, then insert left-hand needle point behind the vertical strand that runs downward from between the 2 stitches just made, and k1-b into this strand to make the third stitch of the group], p2, ssk, k3, k2tog, p2, [Central double increase - (k1-b, k1) in one stitch, then insert left-hand needle point behind the vertical strand that runs downward from between the 2 stitches just made, and k1-b into this strand to make the third stitch of the group], p2

Row 10: k2, p3, k2, p5, k2, p3, k2

Row 11: p2, k1, inc, k1, inc, k1, p2, ssk, k1, k2tog, p2, k1, inc, k1, inc, k1, p2

Row 12: k2, p5, k2, p3, k2, p5, k2

Row 13: p2, k1, inc, k3, inc, k1, p2, [slip next 2 stitches onto the right needle, pass the second slipped stitch over the first & off of the needle, slip the remaining stitch back onto the left needle, pass the second stitch over the first stitch & off of the needle, knit remaining stitch], p2, k1, inc, k3, inc, k1, p2

Row 14: k2, p7, k2, p1, k2, p7

Repeat Pattern Rows 1 - 14, 5 times

Begin Decrease Rows:

Row 1: p2, k2, p2, k2, ssp, ssp, p2tog, p1, k2, p2, k2, p2

Row 2: k2, p2, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2, k2

Row 3: p2, k2, p2, k2, ssp, p2tog, k2, p2, k2, p2

Row 4: k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2

Row 5: p2, k2, p2, k1, ssk, k2tog, k1, p2, k2, p2

Row 6: k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2

Row 7: p2, k2, p2, ssk, k2tog, p2, k2, p2

Row 8: k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2

Row 9: p2, k2, ssp, k2tog, p2tog, k2, p2

Row 10: k2, p2, k3, p2, k2

Row 11: p2, k1, ssk, p1, k2tog, k1, p2

Row 12: k2, p2, k1, p2, k2

Row 13: p2, ssk, p1, k2tog, p2

Row 14: k2, p1, k1, p1, k2

Row 15: ssp, k1, p1, k1, p2tog

Row 16: k1, p1, k1, p1, k1

Begin Tie-Back:

Row 1: p1, k1, p1, k1, p1

Row 2: k1, p1, k1, p1, k1

work in pattern (1x1 rib) until you reach desired length for your ties.

mine are approx. 16" long.

Bind off in pattern.

Weave in your loose ends.