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My grandmothers were the reason I love hand-work and crafts so much. As soon as I was able to manage a needle and thread, they gave me craft-related responsibilities abound. My earliest crafting ...

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Amaranth Headband

from Adriprints Press
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Amaranth Headband
Amaranth Headband
Amaranth Headband
Amaranth Headband
Amaranth Headband

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • increasing and decreasing
  • read a chart
  • knit lace

Pattern Description:

This design started as an improvised project and quick knit for a Queen's Day headband (Koninginnedag in the Netherlands). I didn't have anything orange to wear and so I quickly picked out some orange yarn and knit this up. The Amaranth Headband, in its published
form, is a more refined version that fits most head sizes, and is long enough to be tied at the ends to secure it.


23 sts x 28 rows = 4" / 10cm in Stockinette stitch, using US 4 / 3.5mm needles.

19 sts x 22 rows = 3.5"/9cm in Lace pattern, using US 4 / 3.5mm needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Length from end to end is 25" / 63.5cm.
  • Width at center is 3" / 7.5cm


  • 1 pair of size US 4 / 3.5mm knitting needles, or size to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry/Darning needle
  • Rosy Green Wool, Cheeky Merino Joy (100% Organic Superwash Merino), 100g, 350 yd / 320 m 15 to 20g, Ruby #050

Suggested yarn:

75 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rosy Green Wool, Cheeky Merino joy


Ruby #50