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If you have longer hair and like to wear fun accessories, the Starband is for you! This functional knitted piece was designed using a beautiful star rib mesh pattern in the center panel. It is surrounded on both edges by garter stitches to help hold the headband in place. You can adjust the button band to ensure a perfect fit too! The weight of the yarn is great for wearing year round and with the adjustable button sizing, you could make a Starband for all the teen and adult women in your life. They knit up super fast and make excellent gifts. The lace pattern is an easy one to master and the Starband will fly off your needles! The blue Starband shown in the sample photos is knitted using 60 yards of Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo. Other good yarns options are Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool and Knit Picks Gloss DK. Note about yarn/gauge: Because this headband is knit as a long strip, you can use a thinner or thicker weight of yarn and follow the pattern. If you use a thinner weight, your headband will not be as wide and if you use a thicker weight your headband will be wider. Regardless of yarn weight/gauge, you should follow all the length instructions to get the proper circumference. Materials: 60 yards of a DK weight yarn US 6 circular or straight needles Tapestry needle Scissors 2 stitch markers Button Needle to sew on button Safety pin and row counter (both optional) Gauge: 5.5 sts/ 10 rows = 1 inch in garter stitch Skills: Intermediate Uses the following stitches: knit, purl, ssk, psso, yarn over BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY The Starband is knitted flat and uses knit, purl, slip slip knit, passed slip stitches over, and yarn over stitches. GAUGE 5.5 sts / 10 rows = 1 inch over Garter SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Measures 2.25 inches wide and 20 inches long, but buttons to fit head size of 18 to 22 inches SUGGESTED YARN 60 yards of DK weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo; Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool; Knit Picks Gloss DK COLORWAY Classic Elite is in color 1691

Supplies Needed

  • 60 yards of a DK weight yarn
  • US size 6 needles is straight or circular or size needed to get gauge
  • .75 to 1 inch button

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