Knitting Headbands, Boot Cuffs, and Scarves, Oh My!

Leisure Arts, one of my long time favorite providers of knitting patterns and the publisher of my Knit Dress Dishcloths Knitting Patterns, sent me a copy of their new publication, Cozy Fashion Accents.  I was pleased to find 10 sets that each include a headband, boot cuffs, and a scarf to match.  The final pages of all Leisure Arts knitting publications continue to have wonderful general instructions for the new knitter.

DIY Fashion Accents

I decided to start with the headband since I always have trouble with my ears in the cold weather.  Walking the dog several times a day means that I need to keep my ears covered every time I go outside.  I tried the Hurdle stitch headband on page 18.  I had plenty of skeins of worsted weight yarn to choose from in my stash. The pattern calls for 364 yards of worsted weight yarn for the entire set.  The skein I used has 200 yards so I'll probably shorter the scarf to less than the 57 inches in the pattern.

Using Size 9-16 inch circular needles, I cast on to knit in the round as instructed.  I'm so pleased that within a 3 hours, I had a completed headband.  The width of this headband is about 3 1/2 inches and it stretched nicely when I put it on.

These  will be great for holiday gifts and I will probably knit a few more for myself.

I'm looking forward to knitting the Slip Stitch set next.

These cold weather accessories are great for using up those single skeins of yarn that I couldn't resist because the color was so appealing.

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