(For my non-knitting readers: “FO” is knitter-speak for “finished object.”)
This headband is really a story about how wonderful my friends are. I made it with (beautiful) yarn given to me by a friend’s mom, for Olivia in thanks for bringing me soup when I was sick. Everyone I know who knows Olivia agrees; she’s basically Wendy Darling. One of the most caring and kind people I’ve ever met.
Isn’t this pattern the loveliest? It’s Hera’s Headband from Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders, designed by Sarah-Hope Parmeter, and I loved knitting every single stitch. It’s a lot of cabling, but they’re all really just 2-stitch twists so you don’t even need a cable needle. I think if I were to knit it again, I’d only change the border to something a little simpler. As it is it’s a slowly winding single-column cable over garter stitch, and I’d prefer either something much bolder or much simpler.
It fastens in the back with a button, and after knitting it I realized I should have made it just an inch or so shorter. My fingers are crossed that Olivia’s head is bigger than mine, but on me it was a little too loose.
- Finally another Pretty Pages!
- Some snuggly toddler cuteness
- Crocheted hats and shawls
- Some summer-nostalgia with a healthy dose of German Shepherd