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I'm really not the most creative person in the world. Some people may think that the fiber art work that I do makes me creative, but in some ways not really. I am terrible at being creative at words...I can never come up with cool names for my yarns or knitting patterns!
As I opened up the Word document with this knitting pattern, in preparation for writing this post, I realized how lame the pattern name was! Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it), the name wasn't already used for a pattern on Ravelry, so the lame name is staying! Of course, if you have a better suggestion I'd love to hear it!
A lot of the yarn that I spin is multi-colored or self-striping, and not every knitting pattern out there is ideal for that type of yarn, so I wanted to be sure to design a few patterns that would look gorgeous with those yarns.
A gorgeous self-striping merino/tencel handspun yarn.
I love slip-stitch patterns...they look complicated but are actually very simple to knit. And paired with multi-colored yarn they can take a simple project to a new level!
Thus I introduce my slip stitch earband! A very simple design and pattern, but gorgeous when knit with a unique handspun yarn.
Slip Stitch Earband
Women’s Small/Medium (easily adjusted for other sizes)
DK weight yarn: 80 yards
Gauge: 19sts & 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
Cast on 7 stitches
1. *k, p*3x, k
2. *p, k*3x, p
Repeat rows 1&2 for 1.5”
3. k, m1 *p,k* to last stitch, m1, k
4. p2, *k, p* to last 2 stitches, p2
5. k, m1 *k, p* to last 2 stitches,
k, m1, k
6. *p, k* across
Repeat rows 3-6 until you have 19 stitches, and then work rows 3-4 one more time (21 sts total)
Knit 1 row
Begin pattern stitch
7. (WS) p
8. k *sl 1 wyib, k3*
9. *p3, sl 1 wyif* p1
10. k1 *drop slipped stitch off needle
to front, k2, pick up stitch and knit, k1*
12. k5 *sl 1 wyib, k3*
13. *p3, sl 1 wyif* p5
14. k3 *slip 2 stitches wyib, drop
slipped stitch off to front, slip the same 2 stitches back to left needle, pick
up dropped stitch and knit, k3* k2
Repeat pattern stitch for 14.5
Purl 1 row
15. k, p2tog *k, p* to last 3 stitches, p2tog, k
16. *p, k* to last stitch, p
17. k, p2tog, *p, k* to last 4
stitches, p, p2tog, k
18. p, k2 *p, k* to last 4 stitches,
p, k2, p
Repeat rows 15-18 until 9 stitches
remain, and then work rows 15-16 one more time (7 sts)
19. *k, p*3x, k
20. *p, k*3x, p
Repeat rows 19-20 a second time
21. k, p, k2tog, yo, k, p, k
22. *p, k*3x, p
23. *k, p*3x, k
Weave in ends and attach button
As always, please let me know if you find any errors in my patterns. I'm new to designing patterns, and far from perfect!