Buffalo Plaid Headband & Mitts Set

As fall holidays approach, traveling is inevitable — whether that means going back home to see the family or simply returning from yet another trip to the grocery store! Make sure you have the cozy essentials like the tartan stitch headband and mitts to take care of yourself.

Size: One size.

Skill level: Intermediate.

  • Gauge: 25 sts and 50 rows= 4″0 cm] in Tartan Slip Stitch pattern.
  • Measured after washing and light blocking.

Materials

Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca (100% Alpaca; 182 yards [166 meters]/50 grams): 3620 Red (MC), 1 ball; 8903 Black (CC), 1 ball.

Needles: US size 2½ (3 mm): circular

Notions: Tapestry needle; eight

½” square buttons for Mitts (optional); two

¾” square buttons for Headband (optional)

Abbreviations

beg: begin(ning).

CC: contrasting color.

CO: cast on.

k: knit.

k2tog: knit 2 sts together.

MC: main color.

p: purl.

RS: right side.

sl: slip stitch (purlwise unless told otherwise).

ssk: slip, slip, knit.

st(s): stitch(es).

W&T: wrap & turn.

WS: wrong side.

wyib: with yarn in back.

wyif: with yarn in front.

Special Stitches

Knitted CO

  1. Knit a stitch as normal, but DO NOT slip stitch from left needle
  2. Place the newly formed stitch back on the right needle back on left needle, without twisting it.

Repeat Steps 1-2 until you have the desired number of stitches.

I-cord Bind Off

At beg of row, CO 3 sts with knitted cast on and MC.

*Slide all sts to the other end of needle, k2, k2tog, rep from *

I-cord Cast On

Using MC, CO 3 sts.

*Slide 3 sts to the other end of needle, k1 tbl using a different color, do NOT slip the stitch from the needle, change to the yarn used for icord, k 4; rep from *

I-cord Seam

At beg of row, CO 3 sts with knitted cast on and MC, using the first 2 “sts” as the starting st.

*Slide all sts to the other end of needle, k2, k3tog, rep from *

W&T

Work to point specified in pattern, move the working yarn to opposite side, slip next stitch to right-hand needle, move yarn around this stitch and turn piece to begin working in the other direction.

video showing W&T: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4GxFvi4KD0

When working rows which follow short rows, work the “wraps” together with the stitches they wrap as follows:

On a RS row: knit to wrapped stitch. slip next stitch from left needle to right needle, use tip of left needle to pick up “wrap” and place it on right needle, insert left needle into both wrap and stitch, and knit them together

On a WS row: purl to wrapped stitch. slip next stitch from left needle to right needle, use tip of left needle to pick up “wrap” and place it on right needle, slip both wrap and stitch back to left needle, purl together through back loops.

video showing how to pick up a wrapped stitch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xaz41JTkLc

Tartan

Row 1: With MC, k2, *k5, sl5 wyib; rep from * to 2 sts before end, k2.

Row 2: With CC, sl2 wyib, *(sl1 wyib, sl wyif) twice, sl1 wyib, k5; rep from * to 2 sts before end, sl2 wyib.

Row 3: With MC, p2, *sl5 wyif, p5; rep from * to 2 sts before end, p2.

Row 4: With CC, sl2 wyif, *p5, (sl1 wyib, sl wyif) twice, sl1 wyib; rep from * to 2 sts before end, sl2 wyif.

Row 5: With MC, k2, *k5, (sl1 wyif, sl1 wyib) twice, sl1 wyif; rep from * to 2 sts before end, k2.

Row 6: With CC, sl2 wyib, *sl5 wyib, k5; rep from * to 2 sts before end, sl2 wyib.

Row 7: With MC, p2, *(sl1 wyif, sl1 wyib) twice, sl1 wyif, p5; rep from * to 2 sts before end, p2.

Row 8: With CC, sl2 wyif, *p5, sl5 wyif; rep from * to 2 sts before end, sl2 wyif.

Row 9: Rep Row 5.

Rows 10-13: Rep Rows 6-9.

Row 14: With CC, sl2 wyib, *(sl1 wyif, sl1 wyib) twice, sl1 wyif, k5; rep from * to 2 sts before end, sl2 wyib.

Row 15: Rep Row 3.

Row 16: With CC, sl2 wyif, *p5, (sl1 wyif, sl1 wyib) twice, sl1 wyif; rep from * to 2 sts before end, sl2 wyif.

Row 17: Rep Row 1.

Row 18: Rep Row 14.

Pattern notes

  • Mitts are worked flat and sideways, then closed in the round working a joining i-cord or a simple seam.
  • Four small square buttons are used for decorative purpose.
  • The thumb gusset is worked with the black color only and is shaped using short rows.

The matching headband is worked sideways and closed with a joining i-cord or a seam.

Stitches are then picked up along the selvedge and a simple lining is worked in MC only to add a layer of warmth and to protect the WS floats.

Two square buttons, matching the ones used for the mitts, but slightly bigger are used for decorative purpose.

To obtain smaller or bigger headband and mitts, it’s possible to change yarn and/or needle size.

Mittens Pattern

Right Mitt

To close Mitt in the rnd using an I-cord seam, with MC and using the Provisional CO method, CO 34 sts.

To seam close Mitt in the rnd, with MC and using I-cord CO method, CO 34 sts.

Slide all sts to other end of needle, with CC work first row as follow:

Row 1: Sl2 wyib, *(sl1 wyif, sl1 wyib) twice, sl1 wyif, k5; rep from * twice more, sl2 wyib.

Work 42 rows in Tartan patt.

Gusset

Row 1: With MC, k19, W&T.

Row 2: P14, turn work (leaving the last 5 sts unworked).

Row 3 (Short Row): K to 2 sts before last wrap, W&T.

Row 4 (Short Row): P to 2 sts before end of Gusset, sl2.

Rep Row 3-4, 4 more times.

Row 5: K3, W&T

Row 6: P to 2 sts before end of the gusset, sl2, turn work.

Row 7 (Short Row): K to the wrap, k the first wrap, k the second wrap, W&T.

Row 8 (Short Row): P to 2 sts before end of the gusset, sl2.

Rep Rows 7-8, 3 more times.

Next Row: K19, work the rest of the row in Tartan patt.

Work 60 more rows in Tartan patt. Break CC yarn.

With MC and using I-cord Bind Off method, BO all sts.

Closing Mitt in the Rnd

I-cord Seam Method

With a spare needle, pick up 1 leg of the sts inside the just BO edge along a slightly diagonal line. Start 2 sts from the edge on the top (palm) side and end 4 sts from the edge on the wrist side.

*Place the following st from the Provisional CO back on right needle, then place the following st from spare needle to right needle; rep from * to end.

Slide all 68 sts to other side of needle and with MC, work I-cord Seam.

Seam Method

Align the two sides of the open Mitt with the I-cord CO over the end of the piece along a slightly diagonal line, so to make the piece larger on the palm and smaller on the wrist. With MC, sew the two sides together, hiding the seam in the I-cord BO.

Left Mitt

With MC and using I-cord CO Method, CO 34 sts.

Slide all sts to the other end of needle, with CC work first row as follow:

Row 1: Sl2 wyib, *(sl1 wyif, sl1 wyib) twice, sl1 wyif, k5; rep from * twice more, sl2 wyib.

Work 60 rows in Tartan patt.

Gusset

Row 1: With MC, k19, W&T.

Row 2: P14, turn work (leaving the last 5 sts unworked).

Row 3 (Short Row): K to 2 sts before last wrap, W&T.

Row 4 (Short Row): P to 2 sts before end of Gusset, sl2.

Rep Rows 3-4, 4 more times.

Row 5: K3, W&T.

Row 6: P to 2 sts before end of Gusset, sl2, turn work.

Row 7 (Short Row): K to the wrap, k the first wrap, k the second wrap, W&T.

Row 8 (Short Row): P to 2 sts before end of Gusset, sl2.

Rep Rows 7-8, 3 more times.

Next Row: K19, work the rest of the row in Tartan patt.

Work 42 more rows in Tartan patt. Break MC yarn.

Closing Mitt

I-cord seam Method

With a spare needle, pick up 1 leg of the sts inside the CO edge along a slightly diagonal line. Start 2 sts from the edge on the top (palm) side and end 4 sts from the edge on the wrist side.

*Slide the following st from left needle to right needle, place the following st on the spare needle to right needle; rep from * to end.

Slide all 68 sts to other side of needle and with MC, work I-cord Seam.

Seam Method

With MC, work I-cord BO.

Align the two sides of the open Mitt with the I-cord CO over the end of the piece along a slightly diagonal line, so to make the piece larger on the palm and smaller on the wrist. With MC, sew the two sides together, hiding the seam in the I-cord BO.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Sew the buttons (optional).

Wash and let Mitts dry flat.

Headband Pattern

With MC and using I-cord CO Method, CO 24 sts.

Slide all sts to the other end of needle, with CC work first row as follow:

Row 1: Sl2 wyib, *(sl1 wyif, sl1 wyib) twice, sl1 wyf, k5; rep from * once more, sl2 wyib.

Work 260 rows in Tartan patt. Break CC yarn.

Closing Headband

I-cord Seam Method

With a spare needle, pick up 1 leg of sts inside CO edge, maint a line running 2 sts from it.

*Slide the following st from left needle to right needle, place the following st on the spare needle to right needle; rep from * to end.

Slide all 48 sts to other side of needle and with MC, work I-cord Seam.

Seam Method

With MC, work I-cord BO.

Align the two sides of the open headband with the I-cord BO over the beg of the piece. With MC, sew the two sides together, hiding the seam in the I-cord BO.

Lining

With MC, pick up and k130 sts around the bottom side of the headband (one in each MC selvedge), join to work in the rnd.

Knit 30 rnds.

BO all sts.

Sew the lining to outer side of Headband, keeping the RS of both the pieces out.

Finishing

Weave in all ends. Sew the buttons (optional)

Wash and let the piece dry flat.

 

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