The Zippy Iva Headband is modeled after the double knit Iva Headband, modeled after it, it splits in the middle to create the accent at the forehead. Worked on the Zippy loom with super bulky yarn in less than 30 minutes!
Knitting loom: Zippy loom (2 Zippy looms, connected together).
Yarn: Approx 20 yds of super bulky acrylic yarn. Sample used Bernat Mega Bulky (1 skein in Claret color).
Notions: knitting tool, big eye tapestry needle.
Size: fits up to 21 inch head.
Gauge: 5 sts x 9 rows= 4 inches (in stockinette, using the Knit Stitch/U Stitch).
Other: hair elastic (pony holder)
Connect the two Zippy looms together. Sample is worked with the U-stitch not the ewrap stitch.
Position the stitches at the middle of the knitting loom to have empty pegs at each end.
Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1-8: knit to end of row.
Row 9: Increase at the beginning of the row (ewrap the empty peg to the right). Knit to the end of row. (5 stitches)
Row 10: Increase at the beginning of the row (ewrap the empty peg to the left). Knit to the end of the row. (6 stitches)
Row 11-18: knit to the end of row.
Work the next 4 rows on ONLY the first 3 pegs.
Next 4 rows: knit to the end of row.
Attach yarn to peg 4 (make a slip knot and place it on peg 4.
Work the next 4 rows on ONLY the last 3 pegs.
Next 4 rows: knit to end of row. Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail.
Remove the first 3 stitches off the loom and hold them on a stitch holder. Move stitch from peg 4 and place it on peg 1. Move stitch from peg 5 and place it on peg 2. Move stitch from peg 6 and place it on peg 3. Place the stitch from the stitch holder back on the loom as follows: Stitch 1 on peg 4; stitch 2 on peg 5; stitch 3 on peg 6.
Join yarn at peg 1.
Next 10 rows: knit to end of row.
Next row: Place stitch from peg 1 on peg 2. Place stitch from peg 6 on peg 5. (Pegs 2 and 5 have 2 loops each, treat these two loops as one loop). Knit to the end of row.
Next 7 rows: knit to end of row.
Bind off with basic bind off method. Leave a 6 inch yarn tail.
Using the yarn tail and the tapestry needle. Secure the pony tail elastic to the ends of the headband.