Back in action!

October 3, 2008 at 9:52 pm | Posted in lace, WIPs | 1 Comment

Back in the lace-knitting game. See, part of my problem was that I wanted to something semi-mindless to knit while watching things that required my attention. Lace usually doesn’t so the trick for this, unless it’s a pattern that’s both simple and memorized. Feather and fan’s about the only one that stood out, besides slanting eyelets.

But I’ve already done enough feather and fan scarves. What else could I do?

Then it hit me. Good to use up a small ball of yarn that I have, quick, simple, and functional too.

A headband!

It’s knit on US 8 needles, from a skein of tapestry wool that I got in an old grab bag at Value Village. (Really, where does most of my yarn come from if not Value Village?) It’s very soft yarn, too, softer than I was expecting. It’s a simple enough pattern, too. Cast on 6 stitches. Knit in garter stitch for an inch or two, then start increasing on every row until there are 18 stitches. Do the feather and fan pattern until it’s as long as you want it. Decrease every row until you have six stitches, knit in garter for another inch or so, then bind off. Improvised on the fly, and easy as anything to do while watching TV with subtitles.


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  1. Have you ever thought of a feather-and-fan twelve-step group? :-)

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