Knitting IV: Learn Advanced Techniques with a Trendy Headband

Davina Choy, Yarn Wrangler at Sheep & Stitch

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12 Lessons (1h 10m)
    • 1. Trailer

    • 2. Introduction

    • 3. Materials

    • 4. Single-Twist Headband: Creating the Provisional Cast On

    • 5. Single-Twist Headband: Knitting 3x2 Rib

    • 6. Single-Twist Headband: Knitting the Twist

    • 7. Single-Twist Headband: Rejoining the Twist

    • 8. Single-Twist Headband: Seaming with the Kitchener Stitch

    • 9. Mock-Turban Headband: Creating the Provisional Cast On and Mistake Rib

    • 10. Mock-Turban Headband: Seaming Kitchener Stitch

    • 11. Mock-Turban Headband: Stitching the Central Wrap

    • 12. Mock-Turban Headband: Finishing the Project


Project Description

Knit a single-twist or mock-turban headband

Project Description

You'll knit a trendy headband: the single twist, the mock turban, or both! This is a fantastic knitting project that will expand your skills with three new techniques: the provisional cast on, kitchener stitch, and mattress stitch seaming.

Tools & Materials

  • Knitting Needles
  • Yarn
  • Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker

Note: The video lessons include specific guidance about materials.

  1. Share your motivation

    Introduce yourself and share a few words about why you're interested in knitting a headband. Will you keep your headband or share it as a gift? Do you have an event in mind?

    Share: A few lines or pictures about why you'd love to complete this project.

  2. Share your yarn color and fiber

    How will you wear your headband? As a fashion accessory? During spring and summer? Fall and winter? Or will you use it for spa days? Will it be worn in private? Or maybe during yoga?

    How you use your headband and in what season will determine the color and fiber of your yarn.

    Share: A few words, images, swatches, and sketches about your color and yarn choices.

  3. Share progress on your headband

    Let us know how your project progresses. Refer to the PDF pattern in the additional resources, rewatch video lessons, and post photos of your piece as it grows. Once you have a sense of your speed, consider making a knitting schedule.

    A few considerations: Check that you have, in fact, twisted your work. Conversely, make sure that you haven’t overtwisted! If you’ve made a mistake in your twist or with your overall knitting, you can always rip back and redo. The same applies for your kitchener stitch. 

    Share: Post a series of updates on your progress using words and images.

  4. Share your final piece

    Congratulations on your project! You now have a fantastic headband to throw on any outfit or share with a friend.

    Share: A few images of your final headband and a few words reflecting on your progress throughout the project.

Additional Resources

  • This two-page PDF pattern includes details for both headband projects. Choose one or try both!

  • Davina invited a friend to model the headbands. Here are a few pictures showing how she styled it.


  • KPC Yarns. Short for "Knit Purl Crochet," this online retailer is Davina's go-to for yarns! Use the coupon code "skillshare" for 10% off all orders until August 25th, 2014.



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