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« on: October 28, 2010 11:59:15 PM »

Full disclosure: This is a blatant ripoff inspired by natalex's beautiful Braided Winter Headband.  The pattern and the texture reminded me of the belts viking women would wear (but theirs were leather and not skooshy yarn) which is where the name came from.


I'm terrible at getting photos of the top of my head, so here's my best effort at showing the braided section. This yarn isn't exactly photogenic.

I considered adding glass beads on the end of the braid, but there's already so much going on that it seemed like a bad idea. (That, and I'd probably break them after a week or two. :p )

This was all done on my trusty pink knifty knitter, in moss/seed stitch. The texture is absolutely fab, since this yarn feels like squishy marshmallows (it's the loops & threads charisma stuff, in charcoal) and it's a dream to wear. This is my first knitting project (besides scarves) that I'm super happy with, since it came out perfectly. Cheesy

I'm working on another one in green, but thinner and more delicate, and it'll probably get beads on the braid. These headbands are way too much fun to make! I'm going to have a bunch of them by the time it gets cold enough to wear them practically.Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010 12:00:39 PM »

What if on your second one you had one of the "tails" come down to drape on your shoulder (kind of like a pretty head scarf) and then do a kind of beaded fringe?? I think that might keep less wear and tear on the beads but you would still look gorgeous (green yarn + your hair = awesomness).
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010 05:23:05 AM »

Cool!  I love the texture of this piece!

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