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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / feather & fan scarf, seed stitch belt. on: June 19, 2007 09:12:25 PM
I have a love/hate relationship with this scarf, it's so pretty, yet soo hideous. I do, however, love the Red Heart Strata self-striping yarns. I don't know how they do it!

i followed the pattern my best friend lady_cyanide came up with:

CO 24
Knit one row.
Feather & Fan Pattern:
1) [(K2tog) twice, (K1, yo) 4 times] to end.
2) K
3) K
4) P

Continue until scarf is desired length, or like the lady and I, until you go through the whole skein of Strata (she used Passion on US 10's, I used Surf on US 9's)

i also knitted a black seed stitch belt to go with my cute black shirt i wore out to father's day lunch.

I cut up an old belt that didn't fit me and stole the buckle from it. for the belt, i used US 8 and CO 9, seed stitch until it was a few inches longer than my waist/hips. i attached it to the buckle and sewed it on. then i made a little belt loop by CO 3 st and doing seed until about 1 1/2-2", then sewed it a little past the buckle, and voila!

lemme know what y'all think or if you need clarification on the instructions, and please post pics if you make either!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cute No-Slip Headband w/ribbon laced through! now w/pattern! on: June 16, 2007 12:07:55 AM
Well I made a pretty headband here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176780.0 and floatingmoon commented that circular headbands like that tend to slip off her head, and i replied that i have the same problem much of the time. so i decided to make a headband that slips onto those wire-ish ones that hug your head. lemme know what you think!

should i put up the pattern? let me know if you want it. i designed it so that you can make several of these and just slip them on and off the same wire headband. it's just a thin strip of stockinette wiith occasional eyelets for the ribbon. On the back, I put another eyelet towards the bottom of one of the sides to slip the wire headband out. i'll put up a tute if anyone requests. i'd also love suggestions to improve it or ideas for more. thanks!

EDIT: Okay, here's the instructions, i didn't feel like making another and taking photos, so i made a crappy MS Paint thingy.

US 2, Caron Simply Soft, A Wire Headband, Ribbon
CO 5
Work Stockinette until about 2" long.
Eyelet Row: K2, yo, K2tog, K1
Continue in stockinette, using the eyelet row every 8th row, until you have 5 eyelets.
Continue in stockinette for 3 1/2".
Eyelet row, then stockinette for 8 rows, same as before, until you have 5 eyelets on that side, then use stockinette for 2 more inches, BO. You should have something similar to image A.

CO 5
Work stockinette for about an inch, then do an eyelet row. Continue in stockinette until it is the same length as the front piece. Image B.

Cut 2 pieces of ribbon, each about the length of the front piece. Starting from the first eyelet on the backside of the FRONT piece, sew a stitch or two to secure the ribbon. Then start weaving the ribbon in and out of the eyelets, it should end up on top where you made 3 1/2" stockinette. Do the same for the other ribbon on the other half. It's up to you whether to go ahead and tie it into a bow now, I waited until it was on the wire headband. Image C.

Lay the Front and Back pieces against each other, WS together. If you wish, you can sew them with RS together, but it doesn't really matter. Hand-stitch along the sides. Slide the wire headband into the one eyelet you made on the BACK piece, stretching it to put it into the end of it. Voila! If you didn't tuck in the ends as you sewed them together, you can weave them in now.

And that's that. You can knit up a bunch of these in different colors and styles and just use the same wire headband inside! Tell me what y'all think, or let me know if my instructions are unclear. Thanks!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Orange Cabled Headband (a.k.a. Home Depot Pride)--first post--now w/pattern! on: June 15, 2007 12:25:12 AM
hopefully i'll be getting a job at home depot soon, so i knitted up this headband to look all cute and stuffs. sorry my face looks so icky. i usually doll it up for photos but i want y'all to look at the head band, not me.

i don't have much experience in cabling, so i'm proud of this. if anyone wants the pattern i made up for it, leave me a comment. lemme know what y'all think!!

also, it wouldn't be a proper post if i didn't include my doggy.


Mk, let's see if I can remember this. I used US 4 needles, but needle size and yarn isn't that crucial.
CO 6
1) K1, P1, K2, P1, K1
2) P1, K1, P2, K1, P1
Repeat until it measures from the bottom back of your head until just above the top of your ear.
a)K1, P1, M1, K2, M1, P1, K1
b)P1, K2, P4, K2, P1

Cable Pattern
1) K1, P1, sl 2 st to cable needle and hold in BACK of work, K2 from left needle, then K2 from cable needle, P1, K1
2) P1, K1, P4, K1, P1
3) K1, P1, K4, P1, K1
4) Same as row 2

Repeat Cable Pattern until it reaches from the bottom back of your head, over the top and to about the top of your OTHER ear. End on WS row (i.e. one that starts and ends with a purl st.)
Then) K1, P1, K2tog, K2, ssk, K1
2) P1, K1, P2, K1, P1
Continue in the same pattern you started with until it reaches the back of your head.
You can finish however you want, whether it's BO and sew the ends together (like I did) or use a 3-needle BO or whatever. Cabling really is easier than I thought, and this would be a good first cabling project.

EDIT: I now have a no-slip version here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177003.0
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