Mary Ann Stephens

traditional knitting with a colorful twist

Ivy Headband PDF

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Ivy Headband PDF

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Ladies Fair Isle / Norwegian stranded headband with solid lining.

GAUGE: 29 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stranded stockinette stitch.

NEEDLES: If you tend to knit loosely, try US 2 / 2.75mm (outside) and US 1 / 2.25mm (lining). If you tend to knit tightly, try US 2½ / 3.0mm (outside) and US 1½ / 2.50mm (lining).

YARN: Five different colors of light sport weight alpaca or merino yarn. You’ll want a 50g ball of the main color (dark purple in sample) and remnants of the other four colors. The original yarn used, Dale Garn Alpakka, is no longer available in North America.

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Ladies Fair Isle / Norwegian stranded headband with solid lining.

GAUGE: 29 sts and 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stranded stockinette stitch.

NEEDLES: If you tend to knit loosely, try US 2 / 2.75mm (outside) and US 1 / 2.25mm (lining). If you tend to knit tightly, try US 2½ / 3.0mm (outside) and US 1½ / 2.50mm (lining).

YARN: Five different colors of light sport weight alpaca or merino yarn. You’ll want a 50g ball of the main color (dark purple in sample) and remnants of the other four colors. The original yarn used, Dale Garn Alpakka, is no longer available in North America.

The Allamanda Hat is first knit in typical Fair Isle style (only two colors at once.) When the knitting is done, you have the option to get carried away with some simple embroidery in the accent colors: nothing too fancy - just duplicate stitch, straight stitch and a few French knots (although I’d love to see your fancy renditions!) 
The pattern includes greyscale and colorized charts for both the multi-colored, embroidered version and a two-colored, unadorned version. There are separate charts for the band and the main portion of the hat, so you can do one part multi-colored, one part two-colored, if you’d like. Of course, in addition to all of the usual knitting info, the embroidery instructions are included, too.