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Friday, June 02, 2006

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A quickie

Looking for a quick knitting project to use up some leftover yarn? How about a simple lacy headband?

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Saving Grace headband, a free online pattern by Dawn at Wild Yarn

Cascade 220 [100% wool],
color: 7811 (purple heather)
US 7
This was a great project -- super fast and easy, and yet quite lovely when done. The only thing I might do differently next time is to use a provisional cast on so I can kitchener the ends together and have no seam.

I made this headband for Daughter#1, and now Daughter#2 wants one as well. I'm happy to make more of these, since I have a whole rainbow of Cascade 220 that's just waiting for projects like this.

This pattern has inspired me to look through my stitch pattern books and find some simple lace patterns that might translate well to headbands. In fact, I found one that Daughter#2 likes, which I am currently working on. Pics of that soon.

Leave a Comment 8 comments:

DAWN said...

Looks awesome--and I love that purple. Can't wait to see Daughter #2's creation!

Angela said...

Very cute! It's so nice to have a quick project every now & then.

anne said...

that is so pretty on her auburn hair! those also make excellent bands to add in layers over a plain knit hat!

sister #2 said...

and now sister #2 wants one as well!!! very nice!
and happy birthday!!!

ymil said...

i love anne's idea of using the head bands on knitted hats! especially appealing for those of us whose hair does not invite head band use!! and another happy birthday!!

Auntie Amanda said...

I just knit one of these this past week and it is the best.headband.ever!

Rachel W said...

Very cute! I had my fourth grade knitting class do headbands (it was all their attention span would allow...)but we did just plain old garter stitch. These are so much prettier!

JessaLu said...

I like that alot! My hairdresser suggested headbands with my new 'do but I hadn't been able to find any I liked...hrmmmm