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Spring has sprung, and green thumbs are getting back into the garden. Tie your hair back with this quick kerchief for a fresh and practical look.

This kerchief is knit from the bottom up, first making just the part that will cover the head. This piece has a single row of 2-color stranded knitting every 4 rows (it will always be a right side row). After this piece is finished, stitches are picked up along each edge to knit the ties that are used to affix the kerchief.
This looks best in 2 colors with strong contrast. The MC would be best as a solid or tonal yarn, and the CC can be a little more wild.

A low-vision version of the pattern is also available. This version is written in 24 point sans serif font (Arial) in all black text. It has no italics. All of the directions are fully written out.

Finished sizes
Headpiece: 11.25 x 5.25 in / 28.5 x 13.5 cm
Straps: 13.25 x 1 in / 33.5 cm x 2.5 cm
Sport weight yarn in your favorite fiber - yarn should be hardy enough to withstand being tied in a knot or bow.
Main color: 88 yds / 80 m
Contrast color: 5 yds / 5 m
26.5 sts, 34 rows per 4 in / 10 cm in flower pattern; gauge is not critical for this project, but differences may affect the size of the finished kerchief or the amount of yarn needed
US 3 / 3.25 mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
embroidery needle

This pattern was tech-edited by snooptiggercrafts.

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