I'm so excited to share this pattern by the newest addition to the Knit Collage team, designer Danielle Shields, with you! Since the summer she's been helping us immensely with the patterns for our knitting kit collaboration with Free People, but this is our first time publishing one of her patterns here, especially for us. She's blown us away with her knitting prowess, so expect much more from her in the future on our blog! For more info on her and to be wowed by her finished knitted projects, visit her Ravelry page here: www.ravelry.com/projects/tworedsocks In her first pattern for us, she used a combination of our Sister and Rolling Stone yarns and took inspiration from a vintage knitting book. Check out the initial inspiration and finished headbands below. Also important to note, she has written the pattern in a kids size too! If you wish, our Gypsy Garden yarn would also work instead of the Rolling Stone.
I love her Knit Collage take on it! Soft Ivory Sister yarn for the headband part and Buttercup Glow Rolling Stone yarn for the pom-poms & braid.
This combo is in Camel Heather Sister yarn and Boho Dance Rolling Stone yarn on the pom-poms.
The combo on the left is the kids size in Turquoise Heather sister yarn and Morning Glory Rolling Stone for the pom-poms.
Vintage Skating Headband Pattern
One Size: fits average child (female) head
Finished Measurements: 3" x 11.5" child (4.75" x 13.5" adult), not including braids
one skein knit collage sister yarn (more info by clicking here: sister)
US size 13 needles
pom pom maker (if you prefer!)
gauge: 2.25 stitches per inch
abbreviations: k knit
kfb knit into the back and front of stitch
k2tog knit 2 stitches together
garter stitch knit every row
Cast on 3 stitches, leaving a 14" long tail.
Row 1: kfb, k1, kfb (5 stitches).
Row 2: knit.
Row 3: kfb, k3, kfb (7 stitches).
Row 4: knit.
Row 5: kfb, k5, kfb (9 stitches).
Row 6: knit.
Row 7 (adult only): kfb, k7, kfb (11 stitches).
Work in garter stitch until piece measures 9" (11").
Next Row: k2tog, k5 (k7), k2tog.
Next Row: knit.
Next Row: k2tog, k3 (k5), k2tog.
Next Row: knit.
Next Row: k2tog, k1 (k3), k2tog.
Next Row (adult only): knit.
Next Row (adult only): k2tog, k1, k2tog.
Bind off stitches, leaving a 14" tail. Cut 2 28" lengths of Rolling Stone yarn and run half of the length through a spot near the yarn tail on each side. Braid the 3 yarn strands on each side and tie all together into a knot at the end. With the Rolling Stone make 2 pom-poms, ours are about 3" in diameter. Using embroidering floss, securely attach pom-poms just above the start of the braid.
If you're interested in purchasing our new Sister & Rolling Stone yarns, they're currently available here: www.purlsoho.com and potentially at your local yarn shop. To check to see which LYS stock our yarn please visit our stockist page.