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Topic: Bamboozled - Cabled Headband (With Pattern Link!)  (Read 6005 times)
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« on: August 26, 2007 08:53:43 PM »

I suffer from the Curse of the Single Skein. Oh, you know what this is. You see a yarn that you want to try out, and then you go and buy one skein of it, because surely that's enough yarn to do anything you want! Except it totally isn't.

I picked up a ball of Plymouth Royal Bamboo just to see what knitting with bamboo is like. Yeah, one ball. BECAUSE I NEVER LEARN. So I designed and knit up a headband with it, because what else can I do with 93 yds of yarn?





Answer to the "what's knitting with bamboo like?" question: hrmph. It's splitty and inelastic and I think it tried to eat some wool when I wasn't looking. But it also has a nice sheen and good stitch definition and is really soft. So I rather like the product, if not the process.

More pics in this blog entry. (Including one with a very creepy stuffed cat!)

I wrote up the pattern and here it is. It's a really really quick knit, and fairly easy. If anyone makes one, please let me know if you have any problems with the pattern. It was my first time trying to write a chart, and I didn't know how to write charts, and I still don't really know how to write charts, even after writing that one, so, um... beware the chart. Grin

Er, and let me know if there are any errors, and I'll get them corrected immediately. There shouldn't be, but... I had to edit the pattern right after I posted it because I forgot to include the number of stitches to cast on. Seriously. I can't brain today, I have the dumb.

*smacks brain*

Ow, my brain...
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2007 09:18:42 PM »

That's really cute! I too have one skein of bamboo yarn sitting in my stash. I might have to try this one out  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2007 09:54:52 PM »

I love it! I'm going to make one of these, I love head bands. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2007 11:34:17 PM »

I saw this on Ravelry. Grin It's great! I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2007 12:30:26 AM »

Bamboozled! Love it! Your blog is hilarious too, you made my morning!
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2007 03:54:08 AM »

Cute headband! Thanks for the pattern, I think this will be my next project.
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« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2007 05:24:05 AM »

Thank you for the pattern!!! I'm just thinking now about something like your's!
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2007 05:34:12 AM »

I just finished a project with bamboo yarn, and I really liked it. It is splitty and inelastic, as you say, but I was kinda expecting it. Also, having worked with DB Cathay before, I figure it could have been worse.

Like you, I love the fabric you get with bamboo yarn. Gorgeous.

I have nearly one ball of bamboo left, and I'd been wondering what to do with it...
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« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2007 04:05:45 PM »

This is lovely! I've never tried bamboo myself... this seems like a great project to try it out on! Thanks for providing the pattern Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2007 05:27:05 PM »

That looks great!
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