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Knit Winter Nights Set

November 12, 2018
Cover image of the Knit Winter Nights Set

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Knit Winter Nights Set

Have I told you I love scarves? I really do! Also, I have been practicing my knit stitches. 😉 As a result, here is my latest knit pattern: the Winter Nights Set with Scarf & Headband.

Inspiration

I’m going back to Portugal next week for my mom’s birthday. She has been warning me about the weather and how cold it is. It’s not freezing-cold (it’s around 50º F/10ºC) but I am coming from Bangkok’s heat and humidity. Therefore I am really going to need something to warm me up. I didn’t really bring all my scarves with me to Thailand. However, I brought something even better: my yarns! 😀

In my stash, there were some skeins of Lion Brand’s Landscapes in Metropolis. The degradé on this yarn is gorgeous and it feels so soft. This was certainly the right one for the mission. I tried some crochet stitches first, but it wasn’t feeling right. Rather, it was screaming “knit me!”.

The Project

As I’ve told you I’m not exactly a pro knitter. I started not very long ago and I don’t have that many knit projects under my belt. Hence, a nice project to tackle after my Upcycled Denim Top would be a knit scarf. I did get to practice a few rows of knits and purls there so the next step would be to knit and purl alternated!! This results in ribbing, a stretchy fabric that would go really well with the color change and the softness of the yarn.

So there I was knitting and purling as slowly as you can imagine. So slowly, that I even had time to realize before I ran out of yarn that it would look nice to have another accessory to go with the scarf. The scarf is one that you can wrap and wrap and wrap yourself around in. Therefore, a beanie might be too much. In contrast, a headband would be just the perfect touch. While not too big, it is still there to keep your ears warm and it gives the set a more feminine look!

I mean, I already had the ribbing pattern down, all I had to do was knit in the round! 😉

Ribbing detail from headband

Lesson Learned

Do you know what I found out in all this adventure? Measuring a stretchy fabric to make a fit headband is quite a challenge. I don’t know how many times I did and redid that headband. I just couldn’t get the measures right, my gauge seemed to change every time I did it. While my tension on the scarf was very loose, I tightened it down for the headband. This is something that I’ll have to work on, but for now, I’m happy with my itty-bit-big headband. 😀

I hope you enjoy the set as much as I do! I’ll let you know if it was as cold as my mother threatened! 😉

Pattern

  • You can buy the ad-free, printable PDF pattern HERE!
  • PIN this pattern for later HERE!
  • Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue HERE!

Description

When it’s cold outside, stay warm and cozy with the Winter Nights Set! The perfect scarf and matching headband to take out for a nice walk during a starry winter night. 

Skill Level

  • Basic

Have in Hand

  • 3 skeins Lion Brand Landscape (147yd/134m) in Metropolis
  • US Size 10 (6.0mm) circular knitting needles
  • Stitch marker, measuring tape, scissors, tapestry needle

Gauge (Unstretched)

Scarf

  • 19 sts x 14 rows = 4”/10 cm

Headband

  • 20 sts = 4”/10 cm
  • 12 rows = 2.25’’/5.7 cm 

Finished Measures

Scarf

  • Width: 8.4’’/ 20.3 cm
  • Length: 75’’/ 190 cm

Headband

  • Head circumference: 16’’/ 40.5 cm
  • Length: 2.75’’ / 5 cm 

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • BO: bind off
  • CO: cast on
  • k: knit
  • p: purl
  • st(s): stitch(es)

Notes

  • Used long-tail cast on for both pieces.
  • The headband is done by making ribbon stitch (k and p) in the round.
  • You can alter the measurements of the scarf. By making more rows you will make it lengthier, by making more stitches you will augment its width.
  • You can also alter the length of the headband by knitting more or less rounds.
  • The headband stretches easily to fit a 21”/53 cm head circumference.

Knit Winter Nights Scarf & Headband Set

Scarf

CO 40 sts.

Row 1: [k1, p1] 20 times. <40>

Row 2: [p1, k1] 20 times. <40>

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 75’’ from the beginning or desired length.

BO and weave in ends.

Headband

CO 80 sts.

Row 1: [k1, p1] 40 times. <80>

Row 2: [p1, k1] 40 times. <80>

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 2.25’’ from the beginning or desired length.

BO and weave in ends.

The image made for Pinterest of the set designed by Susana from Fluffy Stitches

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