November 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in St st worked in the round, measured once dry after washing and blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.75 mm (F)
190 - 250 yards (174 - 229 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) To fit head+hair circumference 19-20 (20-21, 22-23, 24-25, 25-27)” / 48-51 (51-53, 55-58, 61-63, 63-68) cm
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BRAID headband

Cables are known to create the most impressive textural fabric in knitwear. But in this headband the traditional cabling technique is expanded into the beyond! These cables are given a more 3-dimensional aspect by being worked modular style thus generating more volume and more oomph! The headband is constructed in the round, as the cable patterning is shaped alternating right and left sections, and its lining is worked simultaneously. Seamed with a Kitchener stitch for that perfect continuous look, this perfectly cabled headband will keep you warm all season!


1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
To fit head+hair circumference
19-20 (20-21, 22-23, 24-25, 25-27)” / 48-51 (51-53, 55-58, 61-63, 63-68) cm

(after blocking, measured relaxed)
Circumference: : 17½ (19¼, 21, 22¾, 24½)” / 45 (49, 53, 58, 62) cm
Width: 3½” / 9 cm

Light blue sample shown in size 2
Manos “Maxima” (100% extrafine merino; 219 yds / 200 m per 3.52 oz / 100 g);
Color M2426 Stratus (light blue); 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) skeins
This sample weight is 87g and is worked 11 repeats

Burgundy sample shown in size 3
mYak “Baby Yak Medium” (100% baby yak; 125 yds / 117 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g);
Color Night Flower (burgundy); 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) skeins
This sample weight is 75g and is worked 12 repeats

OR approx. 190 (205, 220, 235, 250) yds / 173 (187, 201, 215, 228) m of any other Heavy DK or Worsted weight yarn

US 6 (4 mm) set of 5 dpns (6” /15 cm or longer), (or 2 circulars, or long circular for Magic Loop)
2 spare dpns (or 2 circulars, or long circular for Magic Loop) in size smaller
OR use size to obtain gauge

Crochet hook size F (3.75 mm)
2 cable needles (CN) (if not using dpns to work in the round)
A length of smooth waste yarn in similar weight
Removable stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Working gauge
24 sts & 32 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st worked in the round, unwashed, measured before blocking
12-rnd pattern rep = 1½” / 4 cm deep, before blocking

Blocking gauge
24 sts & 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st worked in the round, measured once dry after washing and blocking
12-rnd pattern rep = 1¾” / 4.5 cm deep, after washing and blocking
Holidays will soon be here! Are you thinking about crafting gifts for family and friends, gifts to keep them warm through this cold season and for many years to come? This year, we may have to alter our routines and traditions, but the making and giving of hand-crafted gifts will help us embrace the spirit of the season and connect with our family and friends, albeit virtually!

This year especially seems to be the appropriate time to bring you this fun Novel Noel Advent! In this Advent collection, you will receive knitting patterns, for which you will learn several new techniques, some unusual ways of creating cables and cable-looking fabric, while knitting an enjoyable, wearable accessory - a headband. In this collection, you will receive seven mystery headband patterns that you will be able to knit and finish just in time for holiday gifting (or wearing)! Plus a surprise bonus pattern!

The Advent collection will kick off with a design using the thinnest yarn in the collection - sport weight or light DK. The yarn weight will grow each week with a new installment and, in anticipation of Christmas day, will end with a super bulky weight, to make that last-minute gift! You will discover a new technique with each and every single headband. The skill levels for the collection range from Beginner to Advanced Intermediate, but since this is a technique driven advent, there will be visual help in the form of video or photo tutorials included.

With the Novel Noel Advent eBook, you will learn something new, have fun while making it, hopefully make some new knitting friends, and have cabled headbands to wear or gift!

Buy the Novel Noel Advent eBook to make sure to join these festivities:

The Novel Noel Advent collection is comprised of seven headbands: one design each week, for seven consecutive weeks. The first Secret Headband will be revealed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

Each #WarmWednesday you will be notified via automated delivery in your Ravelry inbox and email about the arrival of your next mystery:

Wednesday, November 11 - SHUTTER
Wednesday, November 18 - ADAPT
Wednesday, November 25 - BRAID
Wednesday, December 2 - ENTWINE
Wednesday, December 9 - PLAIT
Wednesday, December 16 - TRUSS
Wednesday, December 23 - COIL

Christmas Day - SURPRISE!