Naseem means ‘breeze’ in Arabic. This stylish kerchief, with attached headband, can be worn in the breezy spring or fall, or as a shade from summer sun. It is a sweet little introduction to knitted lace and quickly works up into a pretty accessory. The lace is taken from a traditional Shetland pattern, used in a non-traditional way, and is great for quick gifts or using up remnants from other fingering projects.
Brown Sheep Cotton Fine (80% Cotton, 20% Wool; 222yds [203m]/50 gr): Tropical Coral, 1 skein
Or approx. 80yds (75m) fingering weight yarn.
Size US 1 (2.25mm) circular needles
Or size needed to obtain gauge
31 sts and 46 rows = 4″ [10cm] in lace patt, blocked
32 sts and 48 rows = 4″ [10cm] in ribbing, unblocked
Band: approx. 25.5″ (52cm) band length
Kerchief: approx. 14″ (35.5cm) wide and 7.75″ (20cm) deep
Tapestry needle, knit-in elastic thread (optional).
See our standard abbreviations.
For easier manipulation of the sts on the following row, use a knitted or cable cast on for casting on additional sts.
The lace pattern is charted only. The chart shows the pattern from the right side. When working from the chart, RS rows are read right-to-left, and WS rows from left-to-right.
For a larger or smaller kerchief, work more or fewer repeats of Rows [10-13] of the lace pattern to desired size.
For longer or shorter ties, adjust the number of sts cast on at the beginning of the headband ties, making sure you cast on the same number on Rows 1 & 2, and ending with a multiple of 4 sts after Row 2.
The sample worked the headband in the round. This pattern works it flat, with the ends tied together around the head, to accommodate a larger range of head sizes and wearing options.
CO 7 sts.
Begin working Daisy Stitch Chart. Work Rows [1-9] once, then work Rows [10-13] 15 times, until there are 17 circles across the top, or to desired kerchief size; 109 stitches (for 15 reps).
Row 1 (WS): Knit to end of row, CO 48; 157 sts.
Row 2 (RS): Knit to last 2 sts, k2tog, CO 48; 204 sts.
Attach elastic thread, if using, holding together with yarn.
Row 3: K1, *p2, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rep Row 3 for 1.5″ (4 cm).
BO loosely in rib.
Weave in and trim ends. Block lace portion to open up the design. Do not block the ribbed section.
About the Designer: Ranée Mueller
Ranée is a homemaker living in rural Washington State with her larger than life family. She has been designing as Arabian Knits since 2004.
Knitting has been a part of her life for more than 30 years, and is now both her work and relaxation. Texture, including cables and lace, unexpected use of color, and intriguing construction are the hallmarks of her designs.
She can be found on Ravelry as Arabianknits, and her portfolio of patterns can be seen at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/ranee-mueller