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Swirling Snows & Falling Snows Headbands


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Every once in a while, I get "hooked" on something, checkerboards, stripes, snowflakes, flowers, crazy bright colors are just a few of my knitting phases that come to mind. This design season I am obsessed with snow. Found in a book of traditional fair isle motifs, I have adapted these as allover designs on a hat, a Christmas stocking and now on a headband for a niece. They remind me of one of those beautiful snowfalls, gentle winds, big flakes creating swirls against the night sky, catching a snowflake on your tongue. Knit flat on small needles with worsted weight wool using a provisional cast on then joined with the Kitchener Stitch. The small needles combined with the stranding create a warm, dense fabric. Since it is knit flat, the finished length is completely up to the knitter. Three sizes are suggested, Small (Medium, Large), but any length will work. Falling Snows Graphs are on last 2 pages of pattern. Finished width: 3 3/4" Finished length: 18 (19, 20 ) inches. Gauge: 28 sts x 32 rows = 4 inches Abbreviations: K = Knit P = Purl K2Tog = Knit 2 together SSK = Slip next st, slip next st, knit 2 slipped sts together M1 = Make 1 RS = Right Side WS = Wrong Side Materials: Worsted weight yarn like Cascade 220 Worsted or Louet Riverstone Light Worsted 45, 50, 55 yds MC (Delphinium in Swirling Snows / Black in Falling Snows photo) 30, 35, 40 yds CC (Natural in Swirling Snows / White in Falling Snows photo) 1 yd scrap yarn any color for provisional cast on. US Size 3 needles, circular or flat OR size needed to obtain gauge. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY stranded knit & purl kitchener stitch & provisional cast on GAUGE 28 sts x 32 rows = 4 ins SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS small (18 ins); medium (19 ins); large (20 ins) PREFERRED BRAND/YARN cascade 220 or Knit Picks Wool of the Andes

Supplies Needed

  • cascade 220 75-90 yards
  • US size 3 needles
  • darning needle

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Lisa McFetridge
Lisa McFetridge
Lisa has been knitting all her life, Hats and Mittens, Cowls and Doll Sweaters are favorite things to design. They are fast, easy and visible. Color brings joy to the eyes. Knit. Shop. Love. The secret to life! Lisa had an AMAZING time as the knitting instructor on the SHEEP AHOY Knitting Cruise to Canada from Boston in October 2014. Lisa teaches Hat Design Classes and has created finishing videos to help bring any project from "homemade to handmade". This link connects to the videos. Enjoy!