Braided Cable Headband

Dani designed this headband for the Holiday Gift club using Artyarns Cashmere 5.  
Here's the pattern if you would like to knit one up for yourself or someone special.  
Try adding one of Artyarns glitter yarns for a little bit of sparkle.

Yarn: 1 skein of Artyarns Cashmere 5-ply (102 yds)
Gauge: 5sts/1” on a #7 needle, but, for once, itʼs not all that important
Abbreviations : C12F – slip 6sts onto cable needle, hold in front, k6, then knit the 6sts on cable needle C12B – slip 6sts onto cable needle, hold in back, k6, then knit the 6sts on cable needle Wyif – with yarn in front
3-Needle Bind Off – Place sts on two #7 needles. With right sides together and using a third #7 needle, knit the first two sts together (a st from the front needle and a st from the back needle). Repeat once more. Pass the first st over the second; continue in this manner until all sts are bound off.
Pattern: Using a provisional cast on (and waste yarn), cast on 22sts
Row 1 (RS): Using cashmere, knit to end
Row 2 (and all WS rows): Sl1 purlwise, k1, p to last 2 sts, k1, p1
Row 3: Sl1 knitwise, k to end
Row 5: Rep. row 3
Row 7: Sl1 knitwise wyif, k1, C12F, k to end
Row 9: Rep. row 3
Row 11: Rep. row 3
Row 13: Rep. row 3
Row 15: Rep. row 3
Row 17: Sl1 knitwise wyif, k7, C12B, k to end
Row 19: Rep. row 3
Row 21: Rep. row 3
Row 23: Rep. row 3
Row 25: Rep. row 3
Repeat rows 2-25 9x or until it reaches the desired length, but do not bind off OR break yarn!

Remove provisional cast-on, placing live sts on needle. Use Kitchener stitch to graft together... if terribly allergic to/fearful of Kitchener st, you can use the 3-needle bind-off method, but this will produce a ridge on the WS. For good instructions on how to do the Kitchener stitch, check out: ISSUEsummer04/FEATtheresasum04.html

Present to someone special with pride!

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