Monday, March 26, 2007

Pattern: Ice Princess Panta

For a long time now I have been wanting for make something to match the fingerless mitts I made with Cayli's gorgeous home-grown, hand-dyed, handspun that she gifted me with the holiday season before last. I had some left over still but wasn't sure about the yardage. However, I had a vision of making a head band, as I find them cute and convenient for a gal that wears her hair up in the winter. And they hardly take any yarn.

Originally I wanted to make a headband like the cabled panta I made before, but the gauge was all wrong. So I improvised something late the Saturday night. And here it is:



I love the subtle blue striping and the feel is OMG soft. Cayli's yarn is truly amazing and was such a pleasure to knit up.




Ice Princess Panta

Yarn: Heavy worsted Handspun <50g

Needles: US 8 and a cable needle or DPN

Gauge: not critical, but a row gauge of 5 rows/inch with make a nice fitting panta 18 inches in circumfrence.

Special Stitches:

  • FC (front cross) = Slip 2 stitches from left needle onto a cable needle (CN) and hold to the front. Knit 2 stitches from left hand needle. Knit the 2 slipped stitches from CN.
  • SFC (single front cross) = Slip 2 k stitches onto CN and hold to the front. Purl the purl st from left needle. Knit 2 slipped sts from CN.
  • SBC (single back cross) = Slip 1 p st from left hand needle onto CN and hold in back. Knit 2 k sts from left needle. P the p st from CN.
  • pfb (purl front back) = purl into the front of the stitch and leave on left hand needle. Purl into the back of the same stitch and slide both off to right needle.
  • p2tog (purl 2 together) = purl 2 stitches from left hand needle together at on time, ie. pretend that two purl stitches are one and purl them.


Caston 12 stitches. (You could also use a provisional caston and later kitchener these stitches to ending stitches together.)

Set up row: Wrong Side - p1, k1, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1, k1, p1

Row 1 k1, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 2 and all even rows - knit the k sts and purl the p sts
Row 3 p1, FC, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 5 k1, p1, k1, p into the front and back of next st (pfb), k4, pfb, k1, p1, k1
Row 7 k1, p1, k1, p2, k4, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 9 k1, p1, k1, p2, FC, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 11 k1, p1, k1, p2, k4, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 13 k1, p1, k1, pfb, p1, k4, pfb, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 15 k1, p1, k1, p3, FC, p3, k1, p1, k1
Row 17 k1, p1, k1, p3, k4, p3, k1, p1, k1
Row 19 k1, p1, k1, pfb, p2, k4, p2, pfb, k1, p1, k1
Row 21 k1, p1, k1, p4, FC, p4, k1, p1, k1
Row 23 k1, p1, k1, p3, SBC, SFC, p3, k1, p1, k1
Row 25 k1, p1, k1, p2, SBC, p2, SFC, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 27 k1, p1, k1, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 29 k1, p1, k1, p2, SFC, p2, SBC, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 31 k1, p1, k1, p3, SFC, SBC, p3, k1, p1, k1
Row 33 k1, p1, k1, p4, FC, p4, k1, p1, k1
Row 35 k1, p1, k1, p4, k4, p4, k1, p1, k1
Row 37 k1, p1, k1, p4, k4, p4, k1, p1, k1
Row 39 k1, p1, k1, p4, FC, p4, k1, p1, k1
Row 41 k1, p1, k1, p3, SBC, SFC, p3, k1, p1, k1
Row 43 k1, p1, k1, p2, SBC, p2, SFC, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 45 k1, p1, k1, p1, SBC, p4, SFC, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 47 k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, p6, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 49 k1, p1, k1, p1, SFC, p4, SBC, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 51 k1, p1, k1, p2, SFC, p2, SBC, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 53 k1, p1, k1, p3, SFC, SBC, p3, k1, p1, k1
Row 55 k1, p1, k1, p4, FC, p4, k1, p1, k1
Row 57 k1, p1, k1, p4, k4, p4, k1, p1, k1
Row 59 k1, p1, k1, p4, k4, p4, k1, p1, k1
Row 61 k1, p1, k1, p4, SC, p4, k1, p1, k1
Row 63 k1, p1, k1, p3, SBC, SFC, p3, k1, p1, k1
Row 65 k1, p1, k1, p2, SBC, p2, SFC, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 67 k1, p1, k1, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 69 k1, p1, k1, P2, SFC, p2, SBC, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 71 k1, p1, k1, p3, SFC, SBC, p3, k1, p1, k1
Row 73 k1, p1, k1, p4, FC, p4, k1, p1, k1
Row 75 k1, p1, k1, p2tog, p2, k4, p2, p2tog, k1, p1, k1
Row 77 k1, p1, k1, p3, k4, p3, k1, p1, k1
Row 79 k1, p1, k1, p3, FC, p3, k1, p1, k1
Row 81 k1, p1, k1, p2tog, p1, k4, p1, p2tog, k1, p1, k1
Row 83 k1, p1, k1, p2, k4, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 85 k1, p1, k1, p2, FC, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 87 k1, p1, k1, p2, k4, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 89 k1, p1, k1, p2tog, k4, p2tog, k1, p1, k1
Row 91 k1, p1, k1, p1, FC, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 93 k1, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1, k1, p1, k1

This project was brought to you by the color blue.

15 comments:

Knits & Stitches said...

Hi. I'm Rachel and new to Blogger. I am also a knitter. I just wanted to say I really like the headband you knitted. The color is amazing.

Larjmarj said...

Nice color and cabling! You're quite prolific of late. Looks great on you.

Karen said...
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Karen said...

Sorry about the deleted comment, that's me. The Cabled Panta is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Latoya said...

Likin' the headband. Its great that you're designing. It looks good.

Holly of HollYarns said...

You ARE prolific as of late! And what a great pattern! Glad to hear the card arrived on a day when you needed it. It's fun to talk to you across the wide expanse of the continent!

Knittinreed said...

Beautiful pattern! Love the color too.
Nice knitting, MoMo.

kristinknits said...

That turned out really cute! Looks good on you, too.

Salty Miss Jill said...

This is gorgeous...and a great color on you! :)

midgeling said...

Oh, wow. That came out so pretty! The yarn looks so soft and pettable. My hubby laughs at me because I cuddle with a stuffed cat at night and have been known to fondle and cuddle skeins of yarn while watching TV in bed. I have a couple of skeins of Schaefer Anne that I use these days, lol.

ladylinoleum said...

That is totally adorable and it looks great on you!

AR said...

I love that! Very nice yarn, too.

Anonymous said...

Confused row three stitches do not add up? What am I missing thanks

Anonymous said...

I agree, row 3 stitches don't add up. Is there a correction to this pattern? Thanks

Anonymous said...

Ok, row 3 should read
k1, p1, k1, p1,FC, p1, k1, p1, k1