Yarn Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK: 2 x 100g balls in Azure (shade 1959) and 1 x 100g ball in Dove (shade 1961) Needles 5mm (UK 6, US 8) circular knitting needle 80cm or 32in long Accessories Stitch markers Wendy Supreme Luxury Cotton DK tbramsden.co.uk 01943 872264 100% mercerised cotton 100g/201m (220 yards) Machine washable at 30°C £3.59 18 sts and 28 rows to 10cm or 4in, yarn held double using 5mm knitting needles
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TO MAKE Before you start, unwind half of the Dove yarn into a separate mini ball so you can hold the yarn double. For the first part, use the circular needle like straight needles working back and forth. The edge is knitted in the round.
Holding Azure double, Moss stitch pattern: Row 1: *K1, p1 * k1. Row 2: As row 1. Repeat for 62 rows. Cut the Azure strand and change to Dove. Mark each edge with a stitch marker. Knit 39 sts along the bottom edge, place a stitch marker. *Turn your work 90 degrees and pick up and knit 39 stitches along the next edge and place a marker. Repeat from * until you’ve worked all around the edge of the face cloth. You should now have 156 sts on your needles and 4 stitch markers –1 at each corner.
cast on 39
Continue working in the round without turning your work. Round 1: Purl. Round 2: Knit to the first marker, *m1, slm, k1, m1, knit to the next marker: rep from * to end of round. 164 sts Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 twice more. 180 Finish your headband with a centre wrap knitted in a contrasting colour. If you’re making the face cloth you’ll have plenty of Azure coloured yarn left over to make the wrap as well sts. Cast off using Azure yarn. not to cast off too tightly.
TO FINISH Darn in loose ends. Using Dove, make a twisted or plaited cord and secure to one corner.
As for the
8cm (3in) into a separate mini the yarn double.
ball so you can hold
26cm x 26cm (10in x