Till

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Till Till

Till

Description

A strong graphic moves briskly across the surface of this cozy headband in four sizes (XS/S/M/L) for a fun, quick knit—or work several extra vertical repeats to make a deep neckwarmer. This design pairs a solid natural gray with a bright gradient yarn in a pattern where foreground and background are interchangeable. Use soft, lofty yarns that bloom easily for a final result with a consistent surface. This project is an excellent choice for those just starting out with stranded colorwork, as it is easy to work and quite addictive.

Samples shown in size S and knit in Bare Naked Wools Kent DK, color Tide Pool (gray in headband) and Beach Glass (brown in cowl) with Feederbrook Farms Entropy in Sweet Corn, a custom gradient offered exclusively to Pairings 2018 club members.

Matching Motifs: Hectare, Cob 

Suggested Yarn:

Stone Soup DK, Better Breakfast DK, Kent DK, Confection Sport, Targhee Tango SportSubstituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, elasticity, and yardage requirement.

Finished Size:

 17(19.5, 22, 24.5) inches in circumference(washed and blocked) to fits heads measuring up to 18.5(21, 23.5, 26) inches around

Yarn Requirements:

Color A (solid): 50(55, 60, 70) yards for headband / 90(105, 120, 135) yards for neckwarmer

Color B (gradient): 35(40, 45, 55) yards for headband / 80(90, 105, 115) yards for neckwarmer

Gauge:

21 sts and 33 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles in Kent DK (unblocked)

26 sts and 30 rows = 4 inches in two-color pattern on larger needles (washed and blocked)

Needles:

size 6US (4.0 mm) circular needle for body colorwork (or size to obtain correct gauge)

size 4US (3.5 mm) circular needle for ribbing (or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle)