Its been a super long time since I posted here, but I've been focusing my efforts elsewhere for a while. However, with the winter darkness coming, I'd like to share some more patterns on here, so this is hopefully the first for this season - appropriate too I feel.
This is a light-weight earwarmer pattern perfect for those Autumn (or Spring) days where there's just a hint of a chill in the air!
Elegance Knitting Pattern
Yarn used: Lily Sugar'n'Cream (worsted weight cotton) in colourway 1412 (I used half a skein - 50g or about 55m)
Needles used: 5mm
Gauge: 11.5 stitches and 14 rows in 5cm (not strictly necessary though)
K - knit
K1TBL - knit 1 through the back loop
P - purl
YO - yarn over
SSK - slip slip knit (note: slip stitches knitwise)
K2TOG - knit 2 together
C2B - cable 2 back (Method 1: using a cable needle, slip 1 stitch purlwise onto the cable needle and hold at back of work, knit 1 stitch from left needle, knit the stitch from the cable needle. Method 2: Ignore the first stitch on the left needle (but keep it on the needle) and knit the second stitch but don't try and slip it off the needle. Then knit the first stitch (the one you ignored) and slip both old stitches off the needle.)
Cast on 16 stitches using your preferred method. I prefer to use the long-tail cast on. For those who hate sewing up, you could also use a provisional cast on and use kitchener stitch to graft the ends together.
Start border rows 1 & 2: Knit every stitch
Row 1 (RS): K2, YO, SSK, [K2TOG, YO twice, SSK]x2, K2TOG, YO, K2
Row 2: K3, [P2, K1, K1TBL]x2, P2, K3
Row 3: K2, P1, [C2B, P2]x2, C2B, P1, K2
Row 4: K3, [P2, K2]x2, P2, K3
Row 5: K2, [K2TOG, YO twice, SSK]x3, K2
Row 6: K2, P1, [K1, K1TBL, P2]x2, K1, K1TBL, P1, K2
Row 7: K3, [P2, C2B]x2, P2, K3
Row 8: K2, P1, [K2, P2]x2, K2, P1, K2
Repeat patterns 1-8 until headwarmer just fits head. (I did 16 pattern repeats)
End border rows 1 & 2: Knit every stitch
To finish, sew up the ends and block as desired (I personally don't tend to block earwarmers and headbands). Don't forget to share it on Ravelry - find it here!
Thank you for knitting!