As you may know I’ve recently set up a shop on Folksy. It’s here that I’ll be selling any of my handmade goodies, mainly my jewellery & knitting. With Autumn fast approaching (today it feels like it’s arrived…brrrrrrrr!) I thought it might be a good idea to knit & sell some knitted items.
A while ago I bought a book full of knitting patterns so I thought that I’d check through there & see if there was anything that I was capable of. Not too far in was a pattern for a knitted headband. Perfect, I thought, a way of keeping your ears warm & your hair nice! Plus the pattern was recommended for beginners, something that I consider myself to be when it comes to knitting.
The pattern was easy to follow as it required knit stich until your knitting reached 52cms. Fab! No counting rows! I’m not very good at that as I often do my knitting in fits and starts so I’d never keep track of that.
Once I’d reached the required length I simply had to stitch it up. Knitted headband part 1: Complete!
Then I decided to be a bit of a dare devil & go against the pattern, something which hasn’t always been a good idea for me. But this time I knew that it would work.
Instead of the knitted bow that the headband pattern required, I thought that a nice knitted flower would look slightly better. And, as I have knitted some before for a previous project, I knew that I could do it pretty quickly & with ease.
So I picked a lovely contrasting red wool & set to work. It didn’t take too long & I think that the red looks lovely against the black/glitter headband. Once the flower was complete I simply sewed it together & sewed it onto the headband.
Simple & effective and listed here!
For my next headband I’m going to change the colours over so that the flower is black & the band is red. If no one buys it from my shop, then I will be wearing it! x