I designed this headband for a class here in Cordova this winter. It knits up quickly, and is a great introduction to cables. One of my friends, Seawan, made a whole slew of them for Christmas gifts. You can get 2 headbands out of the Jo Sharp Silk Road Aran. In sample pictured (which my friend Becca knit), we used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece Serendipity Tweed. I think the colorway is called Pointsettia. My students and I practiced our cabling without a cable needle which I learned from Annie Modesitt many years ago at a knitting retreat in DC.
Don’t you think this would be a great thing to wear around Valentine’s day? Here in Cordova, there are many days when, if you’re out on a hike, you get too warm for a hat, but it’s still nice to keep the chill off your ears, so a headband makes the perfect accessory.
Just like my Lobes of Love crocheted earrings, the headband pattern will be free until Valentine’s Day. Happy knitting!