Down the Drunkard’s Path……Headband


This asymmetrical headband with a quirky name makes a great addition to your wardrobe or gift for a friend. It knits up quickly with Cascade 128 or other bulky weight yarn. The one-by-one cables at the edges and the wide drunkard’s path cable give this headband a modern twist.

Designing takes me a long time.  An image forms in my head, and I try to make the knitting match my idea.  It usually takes a bit of drawing and experimenting and of course ripping out and knitting again.  That’s ok,  I like the process.  Then there is the issue of getting my ideas and words to get onto paper (computer) so other people can understand.

Earlier this week I finished the write-up and published my Drunkard’s Path Headband as a free Ravelry pattern.  I edited my own pattern so I read and reread, checked the math, checked the charts, and checked the written words. Do let me know if you find errors and I will fix them – suggestions for improvements would also be appreciated.

In addition to the pattern I wrote lesson plans and taught a cable workshop using the pattern.  Fun to teach, but more complex than the Cable Me Cozy workshop I have offered.

The recommended yarn is Cascade 128 which is a bulky superwash merino.  It knits up so quickly with bright fun colors and I highly recommend giving it a try.  My Cable Me Cozy pattern uses 128 as well.  In fact, if you purchase a skein of Cascade 128, you can easily make the headband and then one or two Cozies.  Warning:  although this is a superwash merino, I suggest washing this by hand or at least drying flat.  It does have a tendency to felt just a bit.

I knit another Drunkard’s Path Headband this week – my pattern seemed so sad with just one project.  The second one is a buttery lemon yellow, and you can expect to see a photo on my blog soon.  I may even knit a few of these for my gift box – quick and easy.

So please knit one or two for yourself or to give as a gift.  Let me know if you do and please post on Ravelry – I love to see photos or at least know someone is knitting my patterns.

Drunkard's Path Cable

8 Stitch Cable

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