Half Fisherman Knit Headband & Downton Abbey Yarn

2K SharesFishermans Rib Knit Headband Downton AbbyI’ve?been working on a crochet project using Premier Yarns, and they kindly offered to send me some of their NEW Downton Abbey yarn for a blog post.? Well, don’t mind if I do!? This yarn has just hit the market, and I’m?quite impressed.? To be honest, I haven’t actually watched the Downton Abbey show even though many of my good friends have said that I NEED to see it.? Are any of you avid watchers?? Hopefully one of these days I can actually sit down and enjoy?the show?(while knitting of course __ ).Fisherman Headband and Premier Yarns Downton Abby CollectionThese?Downton Abbey?yarns have a wide range of sizes, from fine to chunky, and the colors are really beautiful.? I was amazed at the variety of colors when I checked out the website.?I’m really liking one of the fine weight yarns called Lady Sybil which has a touch of Angora.? However, I decided to use their?Bulky weight “Branson” yarn in Vapor Grey?to make a headband because it’s such a cozy grey, woodsy color. Good for this time of year. __Fisherman Stitch Knit HeadbandI love learning a new stitch while making something at the same time. This headband is knit in the Half Fisherman Rib stitch, hence the name of the headband! ?I’m loving this stitch because it reminds me of a mix of a thermal wear texture, and the full blown Fisherman Rib (only it’s a bit simpler).? It’s also a REALLY easy pattern, just right for people who are comfortable with knit and purl but want to try a little something new.? So get ready to cast on because this is a fun, easy little knit!? __You will need:Size 10 Knitting NeedlesLess that one skein Premier Downton Abbey Collection – Branson?or comparable bulky / chunky yarnTapestry needle to weave in ends and “pinch” the center for the turban lookScissorsNOTES: FOR?A CLEAN LOOK ON EDGES, ALWAYS SLIP THE FIRST STITCH.? You do not have to do this if it intimidates you, but it will give you a cleaner edge. K1B means?knit one below. You might want to view a YouTube tutorial on how to make this stitch.To Make “Pattern”:Cast on 13 StitchesRow 1 KnitRow 2 *P1, K1B* Repeat from * to * until last stitch, Purl last stitchRepeat?Row 1 and Row 2 until your headband measures approximately 18″ long or fits comfortably around your head – remember it’s stretchy though!Cast off, weave in endsUsing your tapestry needle, seam two ends togetherTo Gather or “Pinch” in the Middle:Thread your tapestry needle with a length of yarn. Pinch the center together as pictured.? Pull tapestry needle and yarn through center and back through again. Tie a knot. Weave in ends on back side of headband.DSC_5125See how I’m just pinching it together and it folds inward toward the middle? That’s all there is to it.MY LATEST VIDEOSDSC_5126Now you’re just going to work through the sides in order to tie a knot to hold those folds together.DSC_5127Just tied a knot and need to weave in ends.Fishermans Rib Knit Headband Downton AbbyDone and done!Ribbed Easy Knit Headband PatternHope you enjoy it dear friends!You might also like:Mommy and Me Knit Hat Pattern PictureSeed Stitch HatSeed Stitch HeadbandSimple Knit HeadbandSharePinTweetShare

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