Thursday, April 10, 2008

Headband


I finally got around to taking pictures of this little project. (IOW, my dd finally consented to modeling it!) This headband was made using a 10-peg fine gauge keychain loom that Isela Phelps gave out to people at the Knit Out at the Mall of America in Minneapolis in February. The headband pattern was part of the give-away. It is knit in a garter stitch pattern, with tapers at the beginning and end.


The recommended yarn in the pattern has some stretch, but I used some regular old worsted weight from my stash, and there's enough stretch in the garter stitch pattern that the headband fits comfortably and goes on and off easily.

It would be cute worn this way too.


If I were to make it again, I wouldn't use all the pegs, as I like my headbands a little narrower. I'd also do a longer section that is narrow to go along the hairline at the neck, and move the tapers closer to the ears so the width is just where the headband shows on top of the head. It really is an easy project, though knitting with a fine gauge loom takes a lot longer than knitting with the large gauge Knifty Knitter looms!

3 Comments:

Blogger Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

Very nice, Anne! I need to make a few of these to keep my hair out of face. BTW - did you use the selvage or slipped edge? It looks like a slipped edge in the picture.

5/03/2008 7:58 PM  
Blogger Sandytoo said...

Hi! I came across you blog quite by accident but am VERY glad I did. I have all the circle looms and have done very little with them because I only know the very basics. I am going to look for your book and definitely purchase it. Looking forward to learning more about using circle looms!

Sandy

5/08/2008 11:35 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

The headband is cute. Can you give me the instructions on how to loomknit it.

knitaland@blogspot.com

5/29/2008 11:14 PM  

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