Lys Band Pattern

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Lys Band Pattern

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A headband that can also be worn as a cowl, if you can knit stockinette stitch, you can knit this Fair Isle pattern! The colours here are just a suggestion of what you can do - switch them up using your own palette to create a personalised band that's perfect as a gift.

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The PDF pattern includes a chart in two different colourways and written instructions. As this pattern is part of a knit kit, the yarn required is measured in weight rather than length. If you want to substitute 4ply Shetland yarn (usually sold as 2ply jumper weight - check the individual manufacturer for a comparison with standard 4ply), I still recommend using 100% wool yarn as its properties make knitting Fair Isle just a bit easier. As a guide using the orange band (bottom) illustrated here, you will need wool yarn in the following quantities:

  • A Orange: 11g
  • B: Red: 2g
  • C: Brown: 6g
  • D: Blue: 4g
  • E: Yellow: 4g

You can knit the band using DPNs, with circular needles and the magic loop method, or flat with two standard needles in the required sizes (though I recommend knitting in the round if you can).

Materials Required

  • Knitting needles in style of choice in 2.75mm and 3.25mm
  • The yarn listed above
  • Scissors
  • Crochet hook or tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Tapestry needle (only if you are knitting it flat and need to sew it together)

 

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Items made using this pattern may not be sold for profit, but may be sold for charity with credit given to MadebyMurray/Murray Stewart.