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Cashmears Headband/Earwarmer

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cashmears Headband/Earwarmer
Cashmears Headband/Earwarmer
Cashmears Headband/Earwarmer
Cashmears Headband/Earwarmer

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • work flat in knit and purl
  • slip stitches
  • cable using a cable needle
  • increase purlwise (m1 increases)
  • decrease purlwise (p2tog)

Pattern Description:

The inspiration for this headband/ear warmer was a leftover skein of a cashmere-blend yarn that was too soft and pretty to toss back into the stash -- I wanted it to keep me warm!

Cashmears uses a faux I-cord edging and an usual cable that looks a bit like a chain. It knits up very quickly and is a fun challenge if you want to try something beyond a simple rope cable.

Finished dimensions: 2.25 in./5.5 cm wide and 22 (24.5) in./56 (62) cm long (laid flat; ends are overlapped a bit when worn)

Please note that while the recommended yarn is classified as a DK, I find that it knits up like a light worsted. Thus, yarns in either weight category will work well for this pattern.


17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • To fit head circumference of 20-22 (22-24) in./51-56 (56-61) cm


  • 65-75 yds. (59-69 m) DK or light worsted weight yarn
  • US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • two cable needles
  • yarn needle to weave in ends
  • one 1 in./2.5 cm button

Suggested yarn:

75 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Capra


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I learned to knit from my aunt when I was about 7 years old, but it wasn't until 2005 that I got really serious about the sticks and string. I learned to spin in 2008 and began designing in 2011. Now ...

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