Knit Ski Band

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Knit this simple picot edge ski band.


  • 1 3-ounce skein of 4-ply worsted weight yarn
  • 11-inch number 6 circular knitting needle
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker (optional)


Directions are given for small size with medium and large following in parentheses.

Finished Measurements:

Width measures 2 inches for all sizes; circumference for small is 16 inches, for medium 18 inches and for large 20 inches.


5 sts and 7 rows equal 1 inch


Loosely cast on 80 (90,100) sts. Place st marker at end of sts. Being careful not to twist stitches, join.

RNDS 1-8
K around.

*Yo, K2 tog, repeat from * around.

RNDS 10-26.
K around.

RND 27
Repeat Rnd 9.

RNDS 28-35
K around.

Bind off.


With tapestry needle and a length of yarn, sew cast-on edge to bound-off edge being careful not to stretch the work out of shape.

This inside seam will be hidden when the ski band is worn. The two rows of yarn-over stitches form picot edges to give the ski band a decorative touch.

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