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A Taquile Island Headband with Earflaps

Project Type Hats, Accessories
Categories Knitting
Author Linda Ligon
Format Project/Pattern

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This headband pattern was adapted from a headband that Linda Ligon bought on the island of Taquile, Peru. Traditional colors and motifs emulate those of the original but are knitted to a larger gauge. Although the pattern calls for five skeins of yarn in different colors, this project requires small amounts of accent colors and is a great opportunity to knit up odds and ends of yarn, as did the knitter of the original headband.

Materials Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers, 100% wool yarn, worsted weight, 220 yards/100 g, 1 skein of #9449 Dark Blue (MC); Cascade 220 Wool, 100% wool yarn, worsted weight, 220 yards/100 g, 1 skein each of #8505 White (CC1), #2401 Burgundy (CC2), #7827 Goldenrod (CC3), and #9427 Duck Egg Blue (CC4) Needles: set of 5 double pointed, size 2 (2.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge; Tapestry needle Finished size: 20¼ inches (51.4 cm) in circumference Gauge: 13 sts = 2 inches (5.1 cm) in St st Originally Published: PieceWork January/February 2012

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