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This pattern was first published in the February 2017 Issue of The Sherborne Times

February – Wintery Walks and Valentine’s day. Wrap up warm with our knitted heart headband made in pure, organic wool.

You will need:

1 ball of Biolana Aran yarn in Main shade and 1 ball in Contrast shade

4.5mm needles

Sewing up needle

Headband will measure approx 9cm across. Length can be altered.

Cast on 19 stitches.

Row 1: (k1, p1) twice, K10, (p1, k1) twice, p1

Row 2: (P1, k1) twice, P10, (k1, p1) twice, K1

Repeat rows 1 and 2 twice more. These rows will set the moss stitch pattern.

Rows 7-12: Continue in pattern, following chart in central 9 stitches to insert heart. We knitted the heart in using the fair isle technique of carrying our unused yarn behind the stitches.

Rows 13 – 22: As rows 1 and 2.

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Repeat rows 7-22 until work measures 44cm or desired length to fit snugly around your head ending on a ws row.

Cast off.

Weave in ends. Block before sewing up the seam. Fold in half with rs facing and sew the seam.

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