Friday, October 26, 2007
I hate knitting with patterns. I hate it because you're always tied to your book or pdf or whatever. You've got to be on the right line at the right time or wreak havoc on your project. You have to time your transportable knitting to make sure you won't either need the book or reach a complicated spot on the road. So I like to improvise.
This brings its own problems. This headband for instance has been frogged two times already. Thankfully it's a quick knit or it would already be in the darkest recess of my closet. Somewhere even my hamster wouldn't poop.
I imagined this headband as a meditation on fall. It's more like a blast of wind upsetting your recently raked pile of leaves. I was hoping the (shudder) fun fur would create kind of a thrumming effect on the headband. It's not thrummed looking, but it's not too bad either. Here's the pattern while my headband remains unfrogged.
Fall Headband Pattern
Yarn: Chunky solid, Two strands of (sigh) fun fur held together
Needles: Size 8s circular or double points
Cast on 24 stitches in the chunky solid, join and don't twist!
Knit 4 rounds.
Round 5. Beginning with the 1st stitch knit in (omigod) fun fur every other stitch for one round.
Round 6. Beginning on the 2nd stitch knit in (eww) fun fur ever other stitch for one round.
Knit 8 rounds.
Round 15. Knit first 2 stitches in (why) fun fur. Knit next two stitches in chunky solid. Alternate yarns every 2 stitches for one round.
Round 16. Repeat round 15.
Knit 8 rounds and start all over with round 5. Carry on in this manner until the headband is 22 inches. Please measure your own head circumference. I like to think mine is unique.
Bind off. Join in that sweater seam thing you do for shoulders.
Aren't I ironic? I complain about patterns and post one.