Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Anthro Inspired Plaited Headband


In case you haven't noticed I have been loving everything Anthropology lately. This is just another one of my Anthro inspired knits. This one ended up looking slightly different than the one at Anthro but I still love it just the same. I may go back and rework this a little bit. We can always improve!

The pattern is pretty simple and straightforward, and knits up pretty quickly! As far as quick gifts go, this is a must!

Anthro Inspired Plaited Headband

Sz 10 needles
bulky weight yarn
cable needle
for provisional cast on: crochet hook and either another needle or scrap yarn (personally I find using an extra needle to work better.)

Cast on 12 stitches with a provisional cast on.

Row 1: K to end
Row 2: P to end
Row 3: C4 in front,*slide 4 stitches onto cable and place in front of your work, K4 off needle, K4 off cable needle,* K to end
Row 4: P 2 end
Row 5: K to end
Row 6: P to end
Row 7: K to end
Row 8: P to end
Row 9: K4, C4 in back, *slip four stitches onto cable needle placinf cable in back of your work, K4 off left needle, K4 off cable needle*
Row 10: P 2 end
Row 11: K to end
Row 12: P to end

Continue in pattern till you reach desired length, ending on Row 12. Join headband using the Kitchener Stitch.


That's all you need to do to get this gorgeous headband!

21 comments:

  1. i made mine in purple and it turned out great! thanks for the pattern.

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  2. I am having difficulty with rows 3 and 9. Should there be some stitches between putting 4 on the cable needle and then knitting them off? Thanks.

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  3. Yes, it should say cable four, knit four off the needle, knit four off cable, knit to end. Hope that helps!

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  4. What's a provisional cast on? And what does C4 mean? If it's "cable 4", then the math doesn't work for that row. Really want to make this one -- it looks great!

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  5. I've made thing like this many times and they are fun. Row three should read "C8F" which is standard cable talk for (place 4 sts. to stitch holder and hold in front, K 4 sts. and then K 4 sts. from holder and k to end). When you read a Cable "abreviation" C=Cable, # is the total sts. worked so you place 1/2 on the stich holder, F or B = hold in front or back. Hope that helps when you wright another pattern.

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  6. This pattern is beautiful, and I am going to try it for my first attempt at doing a cable. I have wanted to try cable knitting for some time, and I appreciate your providing an easy pattern for knitting a cable. I'll get my results fairly quickly if I do it right, and that is the kind of positive reinforcement and feedback that every novice knitter needs. I just mastered short row knitting with "wrap and turn" without leaving a hole. The cable will be my next new technique. Thank you for this great pattern.

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  7. Looks great! Anxious to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I also wpuld like to make this and i dont understand the provisional cast on and what does C4 mean

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  9. what does C4 mean?

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  10. could this be made on round needles and if so what mm size? also if I want to make it wider how many more stitches do I need to add and still keep the pattern? thanks cant wait to start. Is the size 10 is that mm?

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  11. mine turned out looking more twisted than braided, has anyone else had this problem?

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  12. I also don't know what c4 means.. is there anyway you can put up a video?

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  13. To the other comment-leavers, I think the phrasing is a bit off in the directions for the cabling. Rather than using asterisks it makes a bit more sense to use parentheses. If you do that the directions work out just fine. Here's an alternative write-up for the cable rows.

    Row 3: C4F, k4.
    Row 9: K4, C4B.

    C4F: slip 4 sts to cable ndl in front of work, knit next 4 sts, then knit the 4 sts from cable ndl
    C4B: slip 4 sts to cable ndl in back of work, knit next 4 sts, then knit the 4 sts from cable ndl

    Hope that helps!

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  14. Just a quick question...
    Rows 4 & 10, should it be P2 tog to end?
    This is super cute and I am looking forward to making this for a friend (and me too!)
    Thanks!
    Kelley

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  15. Hi! Thanks for the pattern.
    It went very well until I got to the Kitchener stitch. I had ended with the 12 th row as the pattern said, but then my yarn was on the wrong side, so I had to stitch wrong sides out.
    Any idea what I did wrong?

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  16. for tutorials on the "kitchener stitch" or "provisional cast on" you might want to check out purlhoo. they have great video how to's that I found really helpful.

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  17. Hi, Love the headband I am almost finished with mine. I don't know if this will help but I shortened the instructions to look like this:

    C4F: slip 4 sts to cable needle in front of work, knit next 4 sts, then knit the 4 sts from cable needle
    C4B: slip 4 sts to cable needle in back of work, knit next 4 sts, then knit the 4 sts from cable needle
    Instructions
    Cast on 12 stitches with a provisional cast on.
    Pattern Rows 1-12
    Row 1, 5, 7, 11: Knit
    Row 2 and all even rows to 12: Purl
    Row 3: C4F, K to end of row
    Row 9: K4, C4B
    Continue in pattern till you reach desired length, ending on Row 12. Join headband using the Kitchener Stitch.

    But then again I also completely rearranged the pic and saved the whole thing as a PDF too. I have a couple of friends who are computer geeks and they say the PDF is the thing of the future.
    Thanks for the pattern.

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    1. Thanks, glad you enjoyed the pattern.

      I do have some of my patterns available in PDF format. Its just a process in getting them all available in that format.

      If you would be interested, I could take a loom at your PDF and attach it to my post!

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  18. I wanted to use 18 stitches instead of 12 to make it a little wider. Would i just need to add 6 more rows of knitting and purling in the middle? Thanks for the pattern!!

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    1. That's probably what I would do. I haven't tried doing it that way though. I would try it and then if it doesn't look the way you want it to, decrease it back to the original pattern.

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