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Shetland Wool & Cables-Yarn giveaway for December 2015 & January 2016

Cables & Wool......with Qiviut.

Today is a cheeky day off work day, a 'last of the summer wine day.. ...watching summer wine DVD's all day while knitting cables. This show really relaxes me & I find i knit much faster with the old guy's playing away in the back ground getting up to their tricks. The Yorkshire Dales is a beautiful setting too & that has a lot to do with me watching the show, rolling hills, sheep grazing...lambs bleating.

I know November is cable month but to me they can be knit any month of the year. 2016 I plan on knitting only Yummy Cables with my Shetland wool; big & Chunky cabled hats, cabled neck warmers, cabled sweaters, cabled leg warmers & possibly a shawl or two.

And here's a random picture of my cat Napoleon......he's huge, weights in at 19LB's

  The ''Bressay'' headband above is knit wider than most cabled head bands. Measures 6.5'' inches wide so its a good size & will be just what is needed on a cold morning while feeding & watering the sheep & Angora Rabbits. Length is average of 18 TO 20 '' inches. Has plenty of stretch & memory due to the wool content so it will fit most people! The seem has a knitted cover to gather in the seem so you can wear this part at the back of your head & it will not interfere with your coat collar. Knit length ways with 6 pattern repeats on 4.5mm's using a single strand of 100% Shetland wool & a single strand of  lace weight qiviut/shetland blend. I quite like the look & feel of it !

100% Organic Shetland wool in a light worsted weight perfectly spun by us-Musket colour.
Tundra blend yarn spun from 50% Qiviut-50% Organic Shetland-Natural colour.

Here is the pattern:
Cast on 40 sts. The first & last 5 sts form the moss stitch border.
Set up row.(RS) k1, p1 for 5 sts, place stitch marker,then work the pattern below over the next 30 sts,
place a marker & k1, p1 for 5 sts. On each & every row work moss stitch by knitting the purls & Purling the knit sts.  For a really neat edge slip the 1st st of every row.

ROW 1: (RS) P5, C4B, (P4, C4B)twice, p5.

Row 2: (WS) K5, P4, (k4,P4) twice, K5.

Row 3:  P4, T3B, (T4F, T4B) twice, T3F, P4.

Row 4: K4, P2, K3' P4, K4, P4, K3, P2, K4.

Row 5: P3, T3B, P3, C$F, P4, C4F, P3, T3F, P3.

Row 6: K3, P2, K4, (P4, K4) twice, P2, K3.

Row 7: P3, K2, P3, T3B, T4F, T4B, T3F, P3, K2, P3.

Row 8: K3, (P2, K3)twice, P4, (K3, P2)twice, P3, K2, P3.

Row 9: P3, (K2, P3) twice, C4B, (P3, K2) twice, P3. 

Row 10: K3, (P2, K3)twice, P4, (K3, P2)twice, K3.

Row 11: P3. K2, P3, T3F, T4B, T4F, T3B, P3, K2, P3.

Row 12:  AS ROW 6.

Row 13: P3, T3F, P3, C4F, P4, C4F, P3, T3B, P3.

Row 14: AS ROW 4.

Row 15: P4, T3F, (T4B, T4F),twice, T3B, P4.

Row 16. AS ROW 2.

Repeat rows 1 TO 16 a total of 6 times, keeping moss stitch border correct !

cast off on wrong side row, sew up seem then knit the cover to place over the seem.


C4B-slip next 2 sts onto cable needle & hold at back of work, knit next 2 sts then knit the 2 sts from cable needle.

C4F- slip next 2 sts onto cable needle & hold at front of work, knit the next 2 sts then knit the 2 sts from the cable needle.

T3B- slip next purl st onto cable needle, hold at back of work, knit the next 2 sts then purl the st from the cable needle.

T3F- slip next 2 knit sts onto cable needle, hold at front of work, purl the next st then knit the 2 sts from cable needle.

T4B-slip the next 2 purl sts onto cable needle & hold at back of work, knit the next 2 sts then purl the 2 sts from cable needle.

T4F- slip next 2 knit sts onto cable needle & hold at front, purl next 2 sts then knit the 2 sts from cable needle. If you do not understand any of the other knitting terms just leave a comment & i will answer promptly !

Stocking stitch Knitted Cover: 

Cast on 14 sts, purl across the row, next row begin working in stocking stitch-Knit 1 row, purl 1 row until work measures 5'' inches long, cast off.
With knit side facing you wrap it around the seemed part of the head band & sew in place Wash & block gently, lay flat to dry on a clean towel.

This months giveaway is for the yarns to knit the lovely Bressay headband above.

One winners drawn at random.

Runs from December12th TO December 31st 2015

Simply Leave a comment to enter this draw.

Please check back in January for another giveaway & my ''Fetlar'' cabled knitted hat pattern !

Patty G, You were a winner from the November giveaway......I'm still waiting for you to contact me with your details, I have your lovely yarns ready to mail !

And this will be a future post. A Trinity stitch wrap, should look amazing when its all blocked out.
Knit with 2 strands of pure Shetland wool on 6mm's....a quick knit project !


  1. Love the headband, the colors are perfect. And your happy Napoleon is beautiful!

  2. Beautiful yarn, beautiful cat, beautiful pattern! :)

  3. Love that Napoleon and your adorable flock! Such a cute pattern. Would love to win. One day, I hope to have my own flock of musk ox to accompany my sheep :-)

  4. You cat is three times the size of the chihuahua in my lap! Would love a chance to knit that luscious headband, which I far prefer over hats.

  5. Is Napoleon spoilt ... I think so ... Enjoy the festive season

  6. Love you yarn. And this pattern. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Finally, warm ears! Thanks for running your giveaways.

  8. Beautiful yarns. That Napoleon is some cat! I don't think I've seen a picture of Shetland sheep before so thank you. Yes, I would like to be a part of this.

  9. Thanks for the pattern, it'll make lovely gifts for friends!

  10. Looks like a great pattern in some beautiful yarn!

  11. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Happiness and success in 2016 :)

    1. Thank you Margaretrer & Merry Christmas to you too & I wish you lots of knitting time over the holidays♥

  12. Happy holidays and thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  13. Blessed holidays to you and your amazing fur family.

  14. I love qiviut: I make mittens for people with raynau's disease (freezing fingers and toes). Jocelyne D.

  15. Beautiful pattern and yarn. Cables are fun.

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    2. Thank you for contacting me !
      Your yarns will mail out tomorrow afternoon.

  16. I adore that headband! thanks so much for sharing the pattern and I'm sure it will feel awesome made with your yarn

  17. I always feel so inspired after reading your blog and seeing your photos. Napoleon is pretty cute, too!

  18. The headband looks so cozy and warm. And Napoleon would certainly challenge my 10 lb Papillon for the spot in front of the fireplace while I knit on a blustery evening. Alice O

    1. Hello Alice, you are our winner. Please contact me with your details.....congrats & Happy New Year

  19. This yarn is simply beautiful! Must be so soft. Thank you as always for being so generous and have a joyous holiday season!
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  21. I have to admit it's a toss up as to who is the cutest, the headband or the kitty. I have to go with the kitty.

    Cheers, Lizzi

  22. Cabled headband = wonderful winter accessory.

  23. I love that the headband is gathered in the back to not interfere with my coat collar. That is such a good idea! Lovely yarn and I'd love to have one of my own. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. I love this headband - I think it would be some soft and warm. Ready to take on any bad weather day. Thank you for being for generous with your yarn and your pattern designs. Merry Christmas - enjoy your time off and before you know it - it will be time for "summer time wine" again.
    Truly Angie. :)

  25. I love this headband - I think it would be some soft and warm. Ready to take on any bad weather day. Thank you for being for generous with your yarn and your pattern designs. Merry Christmas - enjoy your time off and before you know it - it will be time for "summer time wine" again.
    Truly Angie. :)

  26. What a lovely pattern!

  27. Adorable headband and cute cat! Love them both.

  28. I've been looking for a headband pattern like this. Thanks!

  29. another fabulous giveaway with two of my favorites - cables done in shetland wool! All the best to everyone entering!

  30. Thank for the awesome giveaway! Just recently found your blog. Love it��


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