Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mod Squad Mods

It's always a thrill to see an FO from one of my patterns; even more of a thrill when someone takes the idea and runs with it.

Long-time friend and knitter W. was intrigued by the slip stitch colourwork technique in my Mod Squad hat, but she was unsure if she wanted to knit a hat. Her daughters have lots of big curly hair, so they like headbands.

So W. made headbands.

These are the second and third.

More are on the needles as we speak. Love it!

W. has used Tanis Fibre Art's Green Label aran weight, worked on 4.5mm needles. The blue is the Cobalt  colour, the purple one is the Grape colour. Both worked with Tanis's natural as the contrast colour.

If you want to make your own headband variant, follow the pattern as written until you've complete 2 repeats of the 12-row pattern, and works Rows 1-6 once more.
Knit 1 round, purl 1 round.
Work a decrease round as follows:
Decrease round, size small only: (K2, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k2, k2tog) 8 times around. 80 sts.
Decrease round, size large only: (K3, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k3, k2tog) 8 times around. 88 sts.
Purl 1 round, knit 1 round.
BO purlwise.

Buy the Mod Squad Pattern - On Ravelry, On Patternfish

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