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Topic: The 2-Hour, $4 Carmelita Headband!  (Read 1148 times)
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« on: November 19, 2011 08:23:36 AM »

This pattern has been distilled & refined so many times, it belongs in a damn bottle. It all began with a simple request: to create a headband cute enough to rope in new knitters, but simple enough that they can actually make one themselves (with several hours of training & guidance from yours truly, that is). Many prototypes & half-finished experiments later, I'm glad to say my beginners prevailed & are unbelievably proud of the result! The class version was a smidgen different-- garter stitch edges instead of ribbing to help them build confidence before purling arrives on the scene-- but I'm rather pleased with the final result.

Alert to my fellow time-crunched holiday knitters out there: especially if you already know how to make short rows, this is an embarrassingly fast knit. Start-to-finish, including sewing on a button, I pumped the sample out in an hour & a half (and I'm not particularly speedy in the first place). I used top notch chunky baby alpaca yarn, but the expense is offset by the fact that you can easily squeeze 3 or maybe 4 bands out of 1 hank. If you're new to short rows, your first try might take a little longer, but it's a wonderful technique that crops up all over the place.

Without further ado, the faster-than-a-speeding-bullet Carmelita Headband!





Pattern available for free at Alpaca Direct
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011 12:21:35 PM »

That yarn is really beautiful. And the snow in the background definitely helps get the idea across.

It uses short rows? I have to try it. Off to get the pattern now...

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2011 06:28:47 PM »

im just starting to learn how to knit... im gonna get the pattern and take a stab when i have practiced my tensiono a bit more
thanks for sharing
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011 07:38:19 AM »

Good luck, ladies! Happy knitting Smiley
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