Knitting · Yarn for Thought

Lilac Twist Headband

This weeks post is a little different to my usual crochet, I have been going between knitting an crochet for the last few weeks. When my friend asked for a spring inspired headband the twist style headbands stood out. There are many variations of the twist headband. I wanted to make one that helped learn new stitches. This pattern is great to build confidence with the knit through back loop stitch. I love how each of these ribs look like the petals on lavender stalks.

Yarn

DK weight Yarn, preferably cotton. I used Starburst Yarn by Lincraft. Amount needed is given in the sizing table.
Gauge: 32 stitches by 17 rows is 3.75” wide by 3” tall.

Sizing Table

Notions

2 Stitch Markers
Yarn Needle
3.5mm Needles

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Stitches

To make this pattern you will need to be able tocast on, Knit, Purl and cast off
Knit Through Back Loop [KTBL]: insert needle from right to left through the loop, on the back side of the needle. Wrap yarn around needle and pull loop through.

A tutorial of the knit through the back loop for reference.

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Body

Instructions are given in Baby[Toddler, Child, Teen, Adult]
Foundation: Cast on 26[ 28, 30, 32,32] Stitches
R1: *KTBL1, P1 * Repeat across.
R2” *P1, KTBL1* Repeat across
Repeat R1 and R2 until the body length matches the sizing table.
Cast off.

Assembly

  1. Mark the centre stitch of each end of the body.
  2. With wrong sides facing outwards, fold one side around the other with the stitch marker on the corner.
  3. Fold the remaining side around. Use the stitch markers to pin in place.
  4. Sew through all 4 layers of the headband. Weave in ends.
  5. Turn inside out. The headband is complete.

Please share your creations on social media using #craftycommuterdesigns and #lilactwistheadband I would love to see your finished products!

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