Head­band and snood

Man­age the tran­si­tion from sum­mer to au­tumn with ease with this lacy set by Monica Rus­sell

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Pack th­ese ac­ces­sories for the breezy Bri­tish beach and stay cosy while build­ing that sand­cas­tle and pad­dling!

When it comes to

won­der­fully de­fined yarns for lace pat­terns, they don't come much bet­ter than Rowan Pure Li­nen yarn. Made from 100% li­nen this yarn has a soft sheen and el­e­gant drape making this rea­son­ably quick project a lux­u­ri­ous birth­day gift.

Ma­te­ri­als

Yarn 3 x 50g balls for snood 1 x 50g ball for head­band in Rowan Pure Li­nen Blue (shade 00399)

Nee­dles A pair 4.5mm nee­dles (UK 7, US 7) A pair of 5mm nee­dles (UK 6, US 8) A ta­pes­try nee­dle

Yarn de­tail

Rowan Pure Li­nen www.kni­trowan.com 01484 681881 100% li­nen 50g/130m (142yds) Hand wash at 30ºC £7.50

Tension

17 sts and 28 rows to 10cm or 4in us­ing 5mm nee­dles

Fin­ished size

Be­fore the seam has been joined the snood mea­sures 17cm (6¾in) wide by 133cm (52½in) long. The head­band has been de­signed to fit an av­er­age-sized head and is stretchy

Turn to page 84 for full list of ab­bre­vi­a­tions

Yarn al­ter­na­tiv

SNOOD

Cast on 52 sts us­ing 5mm nee­dles.

Row 1 (RS): K2, *sl1, k2­tog, psso, k7, yf, k1, yfrn, p2, yon, k1, yf, k7, k3­tog, rep from * once more, k2.

Row 2 and ev­ery alternate row: K2 *p11, k2, p11, k3­tog, rep from * once more, k2.

Row 3: K2, *sl1, k2­tog, psso, k6, [yf, k1] twice, p2, [k1, yf] twice, k6, k3­tog, rep from * once more, k2.

Row 5: K2, *sl1, k2­tog, psso, k5, yf, k1, yf, k2, p2, k2, yf, k1, yf, k5, k3­tog, rep from * once more, k2.

Row 7: K2, *sl1, k2­tog, psso, k4, yf, k1, yf, k3, p2, k3, yf, k1, yf, k4, k3­tog, rep from * once more, k2.

Row 9: K2, *s1, k2­tog, psso, k3, yf, k1, yf, k4, p2, k4, yf, k1, yf, k3, k3­tog, rep from * once more, k2.

Row 10: As 2nd row Re­peat this 10 row pat­tern un­til work mea­sures ap­prox 133cm (52½in) end­ing with Row 10. Cast off.

HEAD­BAND

Cast on 24 sts us­ing 4.5mm nee­dles. Row 1 (RS): Sl1, k2­tog, psso, k7, yf, k1, yfrn, p2, yon, k1, yf, k7, k3­tog.

Row 2 and ev­ery alternate row: P11, k2, p11. Row 3: Sl1, k2­tog, psso, k6, [yf, k1] twice, p2, [k1, yf] twice, k6, k3­tog. Row 5: Sl1, k2­tog, psso, k5, yf, k1, yf, k2, p2, k2, yf, k1, yf, k5, k3­tog.

Row 7: Sl1, k2­tog, psso, k4, yf, k1, yf, k3, p2, k3, yf, k1, yf, k4, k3­tog.

Row 9: Sl1, k2­tog, psso, k3, yf, k1, yf, k4, p2, k4, yf, k1, yf, k3, k3­tog.

Row 10: As Row 2. Re­peat this 10 row pat­tern un­til head­band fits com­fort­ably around your head with a slight stretch. Cast off.

TO MAKE UP

Sew in loose ends of yarn and join seams to­gether.

"I love the loose knit of this scarf and head­band be­cause it's so fash­ion­able

right now"

SKILL LEVEL IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE TECH­NIQUES A LACY PAT­TERN

When making this scarf keep your tension loose for a drapey fin­ish

SO­PHIE, OPER­A­TIONS ED­I­TOR

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