December 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in St st worked flat, measured once dry after washing and blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
150 - 220 yards (137 - 201 m)
1 (2, 3, 4) To fit head+hair circumference 18-20 (20-23, 23-25, 25-27)” / 46-51 (51-58, 58-63, 63-68) cm
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ENTWINE headband

Knitting this cabled headband will be unexpected! Deceptively simple, this fabric isn’t in fact cabled, but worked in Stockinette stitch with some innovative shaping for eyelets. Those eyelets in turn will serve as the points for weaving your fabric through and turn it into a solid or a bicolor cabled headband. Regardless the color choice, entwining textured strips of this fabric will surprise you with several options on how to finish your headband, to find the one style which you prefer to wear the most!

Beginner Intermediate

1 (2, 3, 4)
To fit head+hair circumference
18-20 (20-23, 23-25, 25-27)” / 46-51 (51-58, 58-63, 63-68) cm

(before blocking, measured flat)
Length 21 (24½, 28, 31½)” / 53 (62, 71, 80) cm
(after blocking, measured relaxed)
Length 19½ (22¾, 26, 29¼)” / 49 (58, 66, 74) cm
(after blocking, woven, measured relaxed)
Circumference: 16½ (19¼, 22, 24¾)” / 42 (49, 56, 63) cm
Width (unwoven): 4½ - 5” / 11.5-13 cm
Width (woven, at the widest point): 3½” / 9 cm

Yellow sample shown worked in solid color in size 2
Jill Draper Makes Stuff “Windham” (100% merino wool; 220 yds / 201 m per 4 oz / 113 g);
Color Meyer Lemon (yellow); 1 (1, 1, 1) skeins
This sample weight is 73g and width before weaving measures 4¾”

Rose sample shown worked in solid color in size 2
Cardiff Cashmere “Brushmere” (100% cashmere; 48 yds / 45 m per 0.9 oz / 25 g);
Color 106 Muji (Rose); 3 (4, 4, 5) skeins
This sample weight is 77g and width before weaving measures 5”

Grey sample shown worked in bicolor in size 3
De Rerum Natura “Gilliatt” (100% wool; 273 yds / 250 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g);
Color A - Goeland (light grey); 1 (1, 1, 1) skeins
Color B - Fusain (charcoal); 1 (1, 1, 1) skeins
This sample weight is 66g and width before weaving measures 4½”

OR approx. 150 (175, 195, 220) yds / 137 (160, 178, 201) m of any other Worsted weight yarn for a solid color version
OR approx. 75 (88, 98, 110) yds / 68 (80, 89, 100) m in each of 2 colors of any other Worsted weight yarn for a bicolor version

US 8 (5 mm) and a spare needle in same or smaller size
OR use size to obtain gauge

Crochet hook size G (4 mm)
A length of smooth waste yarn in similar weight
2 stitch holders
Removable stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Working gauge
20 sts & 25 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st worked flat, unwashed, measured before blocking
1 (22 row) pattern rep = 3½” / 9 cm long, before blocking

Blocking gauge
18-19 sts & 27 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st worked flat, measured once dry after washing and blocking
1 (22 row) pattern rep = 3¼” / 8.5 cm long, after washing and blocking

Once woven in, there are 12 (14, 16, 18) section repeats, each of these repeats measures approx. 1⅜” / 3.5 cm long, measured relaxed

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!