HEADBAND & BANGLE
Once you’ve succeeded with your first knitted cable, we can guarentee you’ll be hooked. It may look tricky but it really isn’t and the results are not only incredibly rewarding, they can be incorporated into your own designs easily. Start your cable journey here with Jessica Biscoe’s awesomely simple headband and bracelet set. Then read all about Jessica’s knitting life in our great feature over on page 32. Note: This pattern is for both bracelet and the headband.
Using 4mm needles for the bracelet or 8mm needles for the heaband, cast on 20 stitches. Row 1 (RS): K to end. Row 2 (WS): P to end. Rep these 2 rows once more. Next row (RS): C10B, C10F Row 6: P to end. Row 7: K to end. Rep rows 6 and 7 three more work row 6 again. Row 15 (RS): C10B, C10F. Rep rows 6 to 15 four more times for the bracelet and seven more times for the headband, or until it fits comfortably around your wrist or head. Starting with a purl row, work 3 rows of st st and cast off leaving a 15cm (6in) tail end for sewing up.
Thread the tail onto a yarn needle and join the cast on and cast off edges. This simple project is the perfect introduction for those new to cable Use this cable stitch to make mug cosies, book bands and much more...