Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Headband and mitts.

Original title don't you think?
A request from Helen - a knitted headband with a large flower trim. Apparently they're "everywhere" just now. So we had a search through the stash and after finding the right wool I set to work. And this is the result:

Worked in Mirasol (yes you know how much I love their yarn!) Miski 100% baby llama the whole thing took just about the full 50g skein with only a few inches of wool left at the end. Lucky really as I bought only the one skein some time last year and have been waiting patiently for a fitting project ever since.
It is about an aranweight yarn and I knitted up the headband on 4.5mm DPN's.
The flower was crocheted following this pattern. I didn't feel confident enough to make this flower up as I went, especially as I was aware of how little wool I had left. 
Jen sat with me whilst everyone else went to bed and as I finished off the headband she put in a request for one too. And I'm thinking this would also be nice for a present for other girls in the family too........

Also knitted up since the last post were these mittens for Heather:

I used the Mirasol left over from the gloves I made for myself and I still have enough to knit up one more pair of mitts I think. Worked on straight needles in size 3mm for the rib and 3.5mm for the main body these mitts are just so tiny and took barely any time at all to knit up, definitely a quick knit fix!
Definitely on a roll at the moment, but I think I need to try fit some sleep in too.....

1 comment:

Florrie said...

Love the headband, I could do with one of those for my "wild hair days", is it very stretchy?.....not that I have a big head or anything, just hoping that one size fits all.
Heathers little hands will be toasty in those colourful mittens.
florrie x