Wreckhouse is an area of Newfoundland named for its extreme winds. While the Newfoundland Railway was still in operation, the winds would occasionally blow railway cars off the tracks, and to this day transport trucks are still blown off the road from time to time.

The Wreckhouse headband is knit in thick, dense, Honeycomb Brioche Stitch, making it a stylish but also truly functional winter accessory. The honeycomb pockets trap warm air, making this headband an effective barrier against the briskest of winter winds.

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One size

Shown in size M with 4 cm/1.5” negative ease.


45.5 cm/18” circumference and 14 cm/5.5” width


18 stitches & 22 rows = 10 cm/4″ in Honeycomb Brioche Stitch, after blocking



120 m/131 yd worsted weight yarn

Shown in Cascade Yarns 220 Heathers (100% Wool; 201 m/220 yd per 100 g/3.53 oz skein) in colour Rainier Heather (9454).


One set size 4 mm/US 6 needles* (or size needed to obtain gauge)

*40 cm/16” circular needle or set of straight needles as you prefer for flat knitting

Additional Tools and Notions

Tapestry needle, removable stitch markers (2; optional)




Stitch patterns are written only (no charts).

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Price: $7.00 CAD/$5.50 USD

Purchasing options:

  1. Ravelry ($7.00 CAD)
  2. Etsy ($7.00 CAD)
  3. Craft Foxes ($5.50 USD)
  4. LoveCrafts ($5.50 USD)


The Wreckhouse collection is available as a Ravelry eBook! This means:

  • You can get all four patterns at 25% off by purchasing the Ravelry eBook (no expiry!)
  • If you’ve already purchased any of the Wreckhouse patterns on Ravelry, put the 25% off eBook in your Ravelry cart and your past purchase amount will be discounted from the price at checkout (also no expiry!)

Please note that I do not currently have a way to offer this promotion off-Ravelry. If you do not use Ravelry for any reason, please send me an email (allison AT kniterations DOT ca) and I will work something out for you.