US 10.5 needles (circs and dpns)
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky 80% acrylic / 20% wool in Willow (173); 1 skein (153yd/140m)
K crochet hook
4 sts = 1″
5 rows = 1″
Row 1: K2, *P2, K8, P2, K2.
Row 2 and all WS rows: P2, *K2, P8, K2, P2.
Row 3: K2, *P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K2.
Rows 5-10: Repeat rows 1-4, then 1 and 2 again.
Row 11: K2, *P2, C4F, C4B, P2, K2.
Row 13: Same as row 1.
Row 15: Same as row 11.
Row 16: Same as row 2.
CO 16 with provisional cast on.
Repeat cable pattern 7 times.
Unravel provisional cast on and graft the two ends of the band together.
With WS of band facing, and starting at back (graft) of band, PU 75 sts (2 for every 3 rows).
Join and P 1 rnd.
*P3, P2tog* around.
K each round until 7″ from PU sts (10″ from start).
*K2, K2tog* around.
*K2tog, K1* around.
Cut yarn. Thread sewing needle with yarn end and draw through remaining sts. Pull to close and fasten on wrong side.
Weave in ends. Turn up band.