Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Can you ear me now? - Alpaca headband

One of my favorite sites to find knitting patterns is www.knittingpatterncentral.com, and I've always wanted to publish a knitting pattern of my own. However, as I only consider myself an advanced beginner in knitting, I decided that I didn't want to be the cause of alot of knitters pulling their hair out trying to knit some concoction that I might come up with.
But, I'm not opposed to trying something simple. This headband will keep your ears toasty warm and you'll look great too! So, here is my first attempt at my very own pattern - albeit very, very simple.

Alpaca Headband

Yarn: Misti Alpaca Hand Painted Chunky; 100% Baby Alpaca - Color: Havasu
Amount: approximately 40 yards
Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch on size 10 needles.

Finished Dimension: (approximate) 2.75 x 18 inches (will fit up to 23 inch circumference when worn as pictured above)

Please note: I used size 10.5 needles for this headband.

Cast on 11 stitches

Work back and forth in knit stitch - slip the first stitch in each row knitwise to produce a nice edge.

Work until approximate length

Seam the two ends using preferred method. This web site offers several techniques for seaming: http://www.knitsimplemag.com/node/18


Anonymous said...


Knitting pattern Central is one of my favourites, too, and I would also love to publish a pattern one day!!

I am making a cowl in Drops Eskino (super chunkey), and have been hoping I'll have enough over for a headband.

Your patterns should hit the spot niceley for this - many thanks.

If I do make it. I'll post a pic on Ravelry and let you have the link (if I can master the technology, that is).

Happy knitting, and keep designing.

Alison (UK)

Karen Aicken said...

Thanks so much for this pattern!
Cheers, Karen

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your pattern! This was my first completed knitting project, and I loved it because it only took one day.
I made a mistake and accidentally did the slip stitch at the end of each row not the beginning so the edge isn't as smooth but I really like it still :)