Talk about one fast year! 2021 really got away from me. I’ve been hard at work on an afghan for myself – one that is taking me F-O-R-E-V-E-R! And, no, it’s not done yet…That afghan has left precious little time for designing and now here I am just squeezing in a pattern before the year closes. I really like this one though.
Auburn Skies features an intricate cable pattern. It has LOTS going on which I really like and the “chain link” running through it which I knew I could build on. All it needed was to be modified to reverse direction at the crown and taper at the ears. It’s a wider headband, but as such is guaranteed to keep you warm!
Auburn Skies also presented the opportunity to work with a new yarn, Hudson + West Forge. Forge is a 3 ply yarn that is a mix of 70% Merino and 30% Corriedale. It is sturdy, yet springy and soft enough to be next to the skin. It’s a product of the USA too! How cool is that? Plus, I couldn’t ask for better stitch definition and one skein is enough for 2 headbands!
This pattern, like the others before it, includes two photo tutorials: Crocheted Provisional Cast-On and Top to Bottom Kitchener Joining.
The pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit to reduce the potential for error. It is charted, but also features complete written line by line instructions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.