Named for that time of year when the sun sits close to the horizon and casts a particular glow portending that winter is imminent, Auburn Skies features a wide, densely patterned, mirrored cable joined at the crown by a trio of chain links and a tapered chain link nape. Auburn Skies is the perfect transition piece for when those chilly winds begin to blow.
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NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.
Headband fits an adult head size of approx 22” – 23.5” (55.9 cm – 59.7 cm). Unblocked headband circumference approx 20.5” (52.1 cm). Gently blocked width approx 4.38” (11.1 cm) at widest point. Additional sizes available by working more/fewer full cable pattern repeats at the nape of the neck.
The pattern is fully charted, but also includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.
Also included with this pattern:
- Crocheted Provisional Cast-On Photo Tutorial
- Top to Bottom Kitchener Join Photo Tutorial
The pattern directs you how to treat every single stitch in your graft. No guessing and no worries!
30 sts/34.5 rows to 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in pattern stitch (Center Medallion), blocked (widthwise only).
The headband is provisionally cast on and then worked flat. It is finished by joining the two ends with a Kitchener graft.
To work this pattern, you will need to know:
- Knit and purl stitches
- Increase and decrease stitches – LLI, RLI, P2TOG, SSP
- Cable stitches – 2/1 LPC, 2/2 LC, 2/2 LPC, 2/1 RPC, 2/2 RC, 2/2 RPC, 2/2/2 RRC
- Provisional cast-on
- Kitchener grafting – top to bottom
Allow approx 105 yds (96 m) of worsted weight yarn.
Avoid highly variegated and/or excessively fuzzy yarn as it will obscure the cable pattern. Avoid yarns that stretch and do not recover – ie, cotton, alpaca, etc.
US 6 (4 mm) double-pointed, circular or single-pointed needles
Or any size needed to obtain correct gauge and length to suit number of stitches.
2 cable needles
G6 (4.0 mm) crochet hook (for provisional cast-on)
50” (127 cm) scrap contrasting color worsted yarn (for provisional cast-on)
8” (20.3 cm) scrap contrasting color fingering weight or lighter yarn/thread (optional, for Kitchener lifeline)
Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
T-pins (optional, for blocking)