December 2020
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in St st worked flat, measured once dry after washing and blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
113 - 168 yards (103 - 154 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5) To fit head+hair circumference 18-20 (20-22, 22-24, 24-26, 26-28)” / 46-51 (51-56, 56-61, 61-66, 66-71) cm
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PLAIT headband

Imagine braiding hair, but instead you combine chunky weight yarn and big needles to make this project fly off your needles! The bulky gauge creates more pronounced and rounded cable sections. The satisfyingly simple look of this cabled headband design is achieved using modular construction with short rows to make it look more 3-dimensional. Seemingly a small accessory, this headband has several layers of fabric that will keep your head and ears toasty!


1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
To fit head+hair circumference
18-20 (20-22, 22-24, 24-26, 26-28)” / 46-51 (51-56, 56-61, 61-66, 66-71) cm

(after blocking, measured relaxed)
Circumference: 17¾ (20, 22¼, 24½, 26½)” / 45 (51, 56, 62, 67) cm
Width: 3¼” / 8 cm

Blue sample worked in size 2
Woolfolk “LUFT” (55% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino®, 45% Organic Pima Cotton; 109 yds / 100 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g);
Color L3 (light blue); 2 (2, 2, 2, 2) skeins
This sample weight is 53 g

Cream sample worked in size 2
Neighborhood Fiber Co “Studio Chunky” (100% superwash merino; 125 yds / 114 m
per 4 oz / 113 g);
Color Roland Park (cream); 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) skeins
This sample weight is 112.5 g

Greenish yellow sample worked in size 3
De Rerum Natura “Cyrano” (100% wool; 164 yds / 150 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g);
Color Genet (greenish yellow); 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) skein
This sample weight is 75 g

OR approx. 113 (127, 140, 155, 168) yds / 104 (116, 128, 142, 154) m of any Chunky weight yarn

US 9 (5.5 mm) circular or set of 5 dpns
A spare circular or couple of dpns in size smaller
OR use size to obtain gauge

Crochet hook size H (5 mm)
2 cable needles (CN) (if not using dpns)
A length of smooth waste yarn in similar weight
Tapestry needle

Working gauge
18 sts & 22 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st worked flat, unwashed, measured before blocking
8-row pattern rep = 2” / 5.5 cm deep, before blocking
Blocking gauge
16 sts & 22 rows = 4” / 10 cm in St st worked flat, measured once dry after washing and blocking
8-row pattern rep = 2¼” / 5.75 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!