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Textured Stripes Ear Warmer/Headband – Bulky Weight

Category: Accessories
Gauge: 3.5 sts/in in Stockinette stitch
Technique: Fearless Knitter
Yarn Weight: Bulky (7 wpi)

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This unisex headband/ear warmer is great for skiers, joggers, or cyclists—anyone who is out in the elements on a crisp winter morning.

It can also be used to cover up roots or dirty hair! Something you may have more often than a ski ticket.

Good for knitters just learning to combine knit and purl stitches and read a simple chart. There are written directions for those who choose not to use a chart.

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Pattern Details

  • Sizes: One size
  • Finished Measurements: 4 inches wide x 18 (20, 22) inches around unstretched. Fits a head 19 (21, 23) inches around.
  • Yarn Weight: Bulky (7 wpi)

Materials

  • Yarn: 60 yds (55 m) bulky weight yarn
  • Needles: 1 pair straight needles,
  • Needle size: US 9 - 5.5 mm or size required to get gauge (3.5 sts/in)
  • Notions: Measuring tape, tapestry needle, scissors

Gauge

  • 3.5 sts/in in St st

Shown: Green earwarmer: 1 ball Malabrigo Chunky in Apple Green; Gray earwarmer: Polar Morn

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Published August 17, 2018
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3 thoughts on “Textured Stripes Ear Warmer/Headband – Bulky Weight”

  1. Thank you for adding the chart. I think many come with “fear of charts” because they look so difficult. What a great opportunity to learn with simple project!
    I always wondered what “work even” meant!

    Love the layout! Very easy to read!!

  2. What do wrong side rows mean…work even to last 2 sts??? Sorry, I am confused. Maybe if I had my knitting in front of me, or another cup of coffee.

    This looks like just the thing for a cold morning.

    1. Hi there, good question!
      Wrong side rows are the even-numbered rows. They are the rows not shown on the chart. To do them, knit the knits and purl the purls. (That’s what “work even” means). Here’s a video showing how to do Work Even.

      Remember to always knit the first and last 2 stitches on every row, because those are the garter-stitch border stitches.

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