Loom Knit Headband | Feather Lace Headband

Loom Knit Headband | Feather Lace Headband

– [Kristen] Today we’re
making a loom knit headband. This is a Feather Lace
Headband that ties in the back, here on GoodKnit Kisses. Welcome to GoodKnit Kisses. We’re all about helping
you stitch your love and love your stitches.
(light jazz music) The feather lace headband is
made with a knitting loom. I’m using a 3/8 gauge loom
with at least 16 pegs. I’ve got the Knitting
Board AllnOne Loom. You can also use the
smaller Basics Loom, and it’s a little
bit larger gauge, and then there’s also
the 28-inch loom. Now, I’m using for the
yarn Bernat Baby Sport. This is color Lilac, and
this is a number two weight, or DK weight, or
sport weight yarn. You’re also going to
need a measuring tape, some scissors, your loom
hook, a tapestry needle, and some stitch markers. I suggest you get one
locking stitch marker that can kinda be
moved around a lot, and then four other
stitch markers. Two are for the ends to
indicate these purls, and then two are to
indicate some yarn overs. All right, grab your supplies
and I’ll see you in a moment. To get pattern and
supplies, click on the link in the description below. So we’re gonna start
by making our I-cord and casting on three stitches. Just wrap around
your finger twice, take the back loop
over the front, and one more time up and
over the tip of your finger, and that makes a slipknot, or make it however you like. I’m just gonna place that on one of these stitches
in the middle here and then we’re going
to cast on by Ewrapping the next two pegs. So one, two, and then
we’re gonna flat knit all three of these pegs. I’m just gonna lay my
yarn over the front, and start knitting
one, two, and three. Okay so we’re ready for
row one of the I-cord. We just take our
yarn from the back, go around all three pegs, come around to the
front of all three pegs, move my yarn, and so we’re just
going all in a circle. So from the back to the
front and around again, and then we just knit
all three of these pegs and that is row one. And you’re just gonna
continue repeating row one until you get your
desired length. I’m going to knit a
few more of these rows so you can see how it stacks up and you’ll notice that
it’s kinda flat in the back and it’s kinda small
for a little bit and as you start
knitting about an inch you can pull on it and
you’ll see that it starts getting actually longer, so it’s kinda squished
up at the beginning, so you’re gonna be
knitting to 11 inches. But if you wait to
pull on this I-cord you will have knit way too much so you wanna keep track of it, by knitting a little bit
and then just pulling on it and see how it stretches? And that’s what you want, you want this nice
rounded cord here. You can use this
for many things. This is simply how to do it. So go ahead and keep
knitting row one until you get to 11
inches, right there, and pause your video,
I’ll meet you back up to make the increases. All right, we’re ready
to begin our increases. Row two is Ewrap all, and this will take you back
to the beginning of the row. You want to do these loosely because we’re going to
be making stitches soon. So we’re going to
Ewrap all of these, make sure they’re
nice and loose, I tend to get a little
too tight sometimes, so we’re going to
Ewrap, one, two, three, okay, so row three is Ewrap one, and then we’re going
to Make One Left (M1L). And then we’re
going to Uknit (UK) and we’re gonna
Make One Right (M1R) and then Ewrap (EK). So that’s three stitches here so we’re gonna be
increasing to five stitches. So we’re going to pick
up this Ewrap stitch and move it over. And then we want
to look in the back and the best way to
do it is actually look at the stitch that we
have not worked yet and you can find this
little bar back here. You see this bar coming
out from the stitch? It actually is connected
to this piece here, so the front of the stitch here, so we’re gonna grab this bar. Now instead of just
placing it on our peg to create a stitch,
we need to twist it. So for the make
right and make left, it’s all in how you twist it. Now there are some
instructions or videos that show going counter
clockwise or clockwise I think it’s a little confusing so I wanna show you the
trick that I remember on how to make
one left or right. So to make one left
we’re gonna come around the right side of it, and the main thing to remember is we’re flipping
it toward the left. So we’re gonna flip it up and
over this peg to the left. So we’re gonna take it,
between these two pegs, and then we’re going
to flip it or twist it over that peg and place it. You see how it twists? And now you’re going
to knit that stitch. And I’m just making
a Uwrap knit stitch. Some people Ewrap it. It’s okay if you
just knit the stitch and then it won’t be twisted, it’ll be a standard
looking stitch. Now we want to knit
this next stitch, so we’re Uwrap
knitting this stitch. And we want to make a
stitch between these two. So we’re going to be
picking up this last stitch and this is where it comes in that you had a
nice loose stitch. We’re gonna pick that
up and move it over to give some space. Okay so put that there. And now we want
to make one right, go find the bar, this is the stitch that we
want to be working with. So we are gonna find the
stitch that leads from here, so this is the bar, let’s see, yup that’s the bar, and now we want to instead of
just picking it up and over we’re gonna go from
the left side of that and then we’re gonna
flip up and over and twist it onto this peg. Now, if you need a
little bit more slack you can kinda pull on
your yarn back here, let me move this out of
the way so you can see it. We’re pulling on it, go in between these stitches, and then we’re going
to flip it up and over. You may need your
other hand for this. And we’re just twisting
it and placing it. Sometimes I need to
work with the tip of it. So I’m gonna put my tip here, and then place it like this. There we go, okay. All right so that
is make one right and then we need
to knit that stitch and then the last stitch
we’re going to Ewrap knit. Okay now the reason we
have a mix of Ewraps and Uknit stitches is because of this
particular stitch pattern. It needs a little bit more
of a gap on the side stitches here, and then these need
to be nice and tight. So all the Ewrap stitches
are in the middle. I’m sorry all the Uwrap knit
stitches that are tighter are in the middle, and
then the outside are Ewrap. So now we’re going to
move onto row four. After you’ve made your
first increase row, of course you have
five stitches, and we’re going
to be purling two and knitting the middle
stitches, and then purling two. So all of the other stitches
are going to increase on every other row
when we return. So the only thing that
happens on this return row is purl two, knit in the middle, to the last two stitches, and then we’re gonna
be purling two. So you need to make sure
that these are loose because we’re gonna
be increasing more. So we’re going to go
ahead and purl two. I’ll just do it kinda loose. And then knit one. Make sure it’s nice and loose. And then purl two, one, two, and now we want to
increase to seven so we’re going to Ewrap two, and go ahead and just Ewrap one and move it and then Ewrap
the next one and move it, and we’ll do another
make one left. So we’ll do this
next row together. We’re going to pick up
that yarn that’s in between and we’re gonna take it
between these pegs on the right and flip it over to
the left like that, go ahead and knit it, then we’re going to knit one, and then we’re going
to make one right. So we’re going to move these
stitches over to the right, this is where it helps
to be nice and loose. Move that over, and move the next one over. Okay and then we’re
going to make one right, so we’re gonna grab
this stitch in between, this leading yarn,
and pull that out, and pull it in
between on the left and move it over to the right. There we go. And then knit this stitch and then Ewrap the
last two stitches. One, and two. Okay and that’ll make
it nice and loose, end stitches in Ewrap and
the middle ones will be knit. So we’re gonna bring
our yarn forward and make the return
row by purl two. One, two. And knit to the
last two stitches. One, two, three, make sure those
are nice and loose. So kinda go back if you think
you were a little bit tight and purl these two. And we’re gonna be
increasing to nine stitches on the next row. And then we’ll be increasing
two more and two more and you’re just gonna
continue increasing until you get to 15 stitches. So continue that repeat, pause your video,
I’ll meet you back when you have 15
stitches on your loom. See you in a moment. All right so we’re going to
finish out this last row here. This is, you may have
already finished it out. This is where I’m purling and this is a great place
to go ahead and put in some stitch markers. Now these orange stitch markers I am using to outline
where the purl rows are or the purl stitches are. So as I pick this one up I’m gonna go ahead
and place this one on. Okay so it’s the
second from the end on actually both ends. And I wanna show you how
to make this a loose row. And I talked about this on
my feather lace stitch video. But I’m gonna do it here. If you Uwrap knit this and then hold your
tool in the back as you wrap the next Uknit wrap it actually allows for
extra slack in your yarn and then you can knit
it over as you hold it. So we’re gonna hold
it with our loom tool wrap around with our finger, keep holding it with my finger, knit up and over, and
then hold it again. And then that way
these are loose. And the reason why
you wanna do that is because this next row we’re gonna be moving
stitches around. So you need to be loose
on your returning row. Go ahead and do that. If you’ve already done it, make sure that you’ve
got a little extra slack so if you wanna kinda
pull on your stitches and make sure that they’re
loose for the next part go ahead and do that. And then when you
get down to the end, put on that extra stitch marker on the second peg from the end. I’ll do that now. There we go. All right, purl this. Put on my stitch marker. And purl the last stitch. Okay, we’re now ready for our
Feather Lace Stitch pattern. There’s also a chart and the
pattern (Lacy Baby Blanket) on the blog as well. Or on Ravelry too. Okay, so we’re going to
Ewrap the first stitch here and Ewrap the second stitch. That’s it for our
border stitches. Then we’re going to Uknit
the next two stitches. One, two. Then we want to yarn over and then Uknit the
next two stitches, and then slip-slip-knit (ssk). So we’re going to be having
an increase of a yarn over so we have to move stitches
to make this happen but we don’t actually
have to move these here. There’s a slip slip knit which works two stitches
together down here. There’s also a knit 2 together
(k2tog) right next to it so those two are decreases, and then there’s another
yarn over increase over here. So what I like to do is go
ahead and set up the loom for where the yarn overs
are for this very first row. And the way I do
that is I pick up the stitch that’s going
to be the yarn over and set this in and then just replace it and then we’re gonna
come down and note that the next two stitches
are going to be knit and then this is
the decrease stitch, then there’s the
next decrease stitch, and then we have two more
knit stitches, one, two, and then this is
our yarn over here. So we’re gonna pick this up, so this is two from the
other stitch marker, and place it down. So this very first, this is actually row
nine in our pattern, this very first row is setting
the yarn overs for this row. When we get to row 11, they’re
going to shift over one and that’s why we have
a movable stitch marker. And I’ll show you how
to do that in a moment. For now you can go ahead and
put this movable stitch marker right on top of the other one. And you’ll see why
that’s used later on. All right we wanna move
these stitches over so we’re gonna be
moving this stitch and this one over
to a slip slip knit. So the stitch here on the
left and here on the right, these two stitches
are working together, and we want to put the
left stitch on our hook and we’re gonna put the left
stitch on this peg over here, the right one. So lay that down, and we’re making a
left leaning decrease. In a left leaning
decrease, the peg, or stitch from the
left goes on first and then we put the stitch
from the right on top. And those get worked together. Now we wanna move these
other stitches down, so we’re just gonna
move ’em right on down. And then that frees up an
open peg for our yarn over. Let’s go ahead and
work those now. So we’re going to
Ewrap-yarn over, then we’re going
to knit this peg and we’re gonna
knit the next peg and then we’re going to
knit both of these together for the slip slip knit. And you can lift ’em one over
at a time if you want to. Go ahead at this point, if you want a nice open
lace work like this, then go ahead and
take off the yarn over because now it’s nice and loose and just put it in the front. Okay, and that’ll keep
it nice and loose. If you want it closed off it’s going to be more
like something like this where the lace
work isn’t as open. And then now we want
to knit two together. So we want this stitch
on top of this one but we have to get
them both over here. So we can pick this up and then put this one
on top of this one and then place this back down. However, it can be really tight so I’m gonna show you
a trick if it’s tight. We’re actually gonna
knit the first one, so knit the one on the left and put it on top of
the one on the right. So the left is still
on top of the right one because this is a
right leaning decrease so the right one goes on bottom. So we’re gonna knit up and over. Now we can pick it up
and place it right there and we have an open stitch. So we’re gonna now
move these others over and you can actually knit them and then move them over. When you do that though, I
like to kind of pull on them, make them a little tighter. Before I place it or
right after I place it, I tighten it up. So we’re gonna knit
those two stitches, move them over, and that
frees up an empty peg here. And see it’s marked. So now we wanna Ewrap it and then we’re going
to knit the next stitch up and over, and now
we’re on to our border. So we wanna go ahead
and lift up and over this yarn over. Just take it off and then
lay it right in front so it’s nice and loose, and then we’re gonna work our
border stitches by Ewrapping. And having this stitch
marker on here is great because once you get
used to the pattern you won’t actually have to
look at the paper pattern or electronic pattern anymore. You’ll just know that these
are always Ewrapped on the end. And now we make our return row. All we’re doing is
purling two, one, two. And then Uwrap knit to
the last two stitches. Gonna do our little trick
to make it nice and loose. And when we have two stitches
left we’ll purl those. And you see that stitch marker. Now we know that this is purl. Okay now I’ve just finished
with my yarn overs here. I’m going to move my stitch
marker over to the left. I’m just moving it over one. Now you could have another
movable stitch marker here and move it over. I choose to not do that
because it’s harder for me to remember. I just use this one and then know when
I get down here this is gonna shift over one. So if I don’t see it here
and I know I’ve worked this then I know I’m moving it. Anyway you’ll see
here in a moment. So go ahead and Ewrap
these first two stitches. And knit this next stitch. So if you have to
put down your work then you’ve already
started this row and you know that you can move
this into the right position and this is a great little tip for if you have to put it down, you’re like I’m not
sure which one I’m on. Just know that you’ve already
set this up to start that. You can also look in the
back and pull on your work and you can see that there’s
a bit of a hole back here and you can see,
oh, I did this one as the yarn over last time, so now this one needs
to be the yarn over. So it’s the same
as we did before except it’s just
shifted over one. So instead of knitting two
we’re just knitting one, and then this is where
we’re moving them. So we’re gonna shift over,
skip one, two stitches, pick these up, and we’re gonna
move them for slip slip knit so we’re gonna place the
left on the right peg and then place the
right one back down, move the stitches
over, Ewrap yarn over, knit two, slip slip knit,
you’re working these together. And now we need to
knit two together. So put the left one on
top of the right one by knitting it first, and then lift up and
over for the right, pick it up, move it over to
the empty peg on the left. And now move the
next two stitches, or you can knit them first, knit, knit, you have an
empty peg for a yarn over and it’s confirmed when
I glance over here. So yarn over, and
knit that next stitch, and then knit the next stitch and before you go on go ahead
and unwrap these yarn overs. You can do them
whenever you want. I just recommend doing them before you get to
the end of the row. That way they’re nice and open. And then Ewrap the
last two stitches. And then your return row, you just purl, one, two, and knit, ’til two
stitches remain. And then purl the
last two stitches. Okay, and so you are going to
repeat rows nine through 12 until the work from
the beginning of the
headband increase, this little tip part
here, right here, measures approximately
14 and a half inches. And I’ll show it to
you longer in a moment. So it’s this little
tip part here to the top. And we’ll talk about how
it’s stretched out or not in the next segment. All right, pause your
video and I’ll see you when you have more length. See you soon. So as you knit your length, of course it’s going to
be really stretched out width wise here, but then it gets
skinnier as it goes down. Before you start measuring, just kind of pull
on your feather here and it will elongate
these stitches to make it look
more like a feather and when you end up blocking it, it’ll open these holes back up and make this flat. But once you get that kinda
pulled and stretched out then measure. So don’t measure until
you kinda pull on this. You can also take it off
the loom if you want. This is just an approximation. So from this point here
where we started increasing to this point in the back here it’s going to be measured
14 and a half inches. That is from the tip down here, it’s going to add
an extra 11 inches, so we’re at 25 and
a half inches total. All right, so once you have
25 and a half inches total, we’re ready for the decrease. Let’s start that now. Okay so we are
ready to decrease. We’re on row 13, we’re
going to Ewrap two and slip slip knit. So we’re gonna Ewrap one, two, and then we’re going
to slip slip knit and move these stitches in. So we’re gonna pick
this up here and here place the left one down first and then the one on the right, and then move over
these stitches. All right and then we’re going
to work these two stitches together for the slip slip knit. And now our next one is
we’re going to Uwrap knit to the last four stitches. So we’re gonna go
one, two, three, four, five, six, and seven. The last four stitches
we want a k2tog or knit 2 together, so we’re
gonna pick these stitches up and move the right
one over to the left. It’s gonna be a
little tight here. Otherwise we can do
our trick from before. Knit these two
stitches together. And then Ewrap these
last two stitches. So Ewrap it, and you can
pick it up and move it, and Ewrap it, pick
it up and move it. All right, row 14
we’re going to purl two and Uwrap knit to the last
to the last two stitches. And purl those two,
just as we’ve done on all these other rows. So go ahead and work yours,
pause the video as needed. Purl the last two. So after you’ve finished row 14 you’re gonna repeat rows
13 and 14 three more times and work your way down
to seven stitches. You have 13 stitches
on there now. We’re gonna go down to seven. Pause your video and I’ll
meet you back up for row 15. Okay, so for row 15
we’re going to Ewrap one, and then we’ll slip slip knit and put the left
underneath the right, and then work that
stitch together. Go ahead and move this one down, pull up any slack
that you need to, there we go, and then this one is
going to be one Uwrap. So Uwrap knit once and then we’re going
to knit two together. That right one’s on the bottom. Move it over. And then Ewrap knit
that last stitch. And you should be
at five stitches. Now we’re going to purl
back just two stitches and then Uwrap
knit the next one. So purl one, two,
knit one, purl two, and that was row 16, and now row 17 we’re going
to slip slip knit here, knit one, and then
knit 2 together here. So going to pick that
up, move it over, that one’s pretty easy, ’cause we don’t have
another stitch there. Okay, knit the next stitch, and then knit 2 together,
move it to the middle, and then you’re
gonna work row 18, where we’re just, so
we’ve got three stitches and we’re going to Uknit all. So we’re working our
way back this direction. So now that we have
three stitches, we are complete on
our main headband and we need to add
another I-cord. So the measurement
from here to here is approximately 16 inches. And it’s 27 inches from here
’til the end of your I-cord. So now you’re just going to
match the length that you made on this I-cord. If you knit this one a
little bit longer or shorter you can just measure to
see what your distance was. Otherwise 11 inches
is the ideal. And just a reminder,
just go around the back, and then knit, Flat
Knit the front, and then come around the back, and Flat Knit the front and then continue going until you have that
total measurement. It’s approximately 38 inches
total when you’re complete. Then you’re going to bind off and weave in the tails, and I’ll show you
that in just a moment. Pause your video and
I’ll see you then. All right so be sure
and pull your I-cord to make sure it’s
the right length and then go ahead
and measure it. And when you’re ready you
want to cut a four inch tail. And then we’re
going to bind off. Now leave this working tail
or working yarn back here and we’re gonna move the loop
from peg two onto peg one. And then we’re
going to knit over not using our working yarn,
but just lift up and over. And then move from
peg one onto peg two and then we’re gonna
go from peg three and move it on to peg two. And lift over, so knitting over. And then with the working yarn
we’re going to Ewrap peg two and knit over. And then we’re gonna pull
this last loop on through and we’ve got it
completely bound off. And then you just pull on that
yarn and there you have it. So now you can
just take your tail and weave that in. Just take your tapestry needle and go ahead and just
weave that right in to the end of that I-cord there. And you can even make like
a little finishing knot if you want. And there we go. And then just weave
this back on through, so this is a nice little
finished end on it. I just pull it right up in
through the middle here. And then I’ll go back
over around one stitch and go back through
to lock it in and then just cut that tail. And then you do the
same to the other side. When you’re finished
with your headband go ahead and put it on. It’ll go behind
where your ears are and it tapers in the back and just tie it in
a bow, and enjoy! And if you’d like you
can add on some beads. You could even put
those on before you put your slip not on to have
them in there nice and easy. And hope you enjoyed
this pattern. Be sure and comment down below. What would you like to see
next at GoodKnit Kisses? Thanks for joining us today, where we help you
stitch your love and love your stitches. See you again soon!
(light jazz music)

5 thoughts on “Loom Knit Headband | Feather Lace Headband

  1. I only have the plastic long and round looms which one should I use u would love to make some of these for my girls

  2. Really LIKE this! I have been playing with this stitch pattern for awhile now, with the intention of making a baby afghan. Then I frogged it all, and went to just two pattern repeats… thinking to just practice. I figured once I'd mastered this I'd attempt the baby afghan once again, or a nice scarf with 2 or 3 repeats. I did all that on needles. Anyhow, here you come.. saving the day! What would I ever do without you!

  3. I'd like to make this with a matching set of fingerless gloves or mittens and boot toppers. Could this pattern be done for those?

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