Ok, today’s update is for things that go near my head! 🙂
#1 – Ripe Ear Warmer – Ravelry notes here.
This pattern is Hilda Ogden by Morgan Forrester. It is a headband that’s knit in Brioche stitch. I had never done Brioche stitch before so it was fun to learn something new. Basically, Brioche stitch leaves you with a rib look but there’s no purl stitches between the knits. It uses yarn overs and knit two togethers, to create a really cushy fabric. It was knit from the leftovers of the Augustbird yarn I knit my Star Crossed Slouchy Beret in. I have yet to wear this but my hair is at that weird growing out length where if I wear a headscarf or a headband that goes right around my head, the hair on the nape of my neck sticks out funny and looks silly so I’ll need to wait a little while longer to wear it. I love it though! So pretty! 🙂
#2 – Rustic Shell Cowl – Ravelry notes here.
This was a pattern called Ribbed Shell Cowl by Gretchen Tracy of Balls to the Walls Knits blog. It is a free pattern available via the blog and it’s pretty awesome. I must say though that when I was knitting it I was pretty bored as essentially it’s just a fancy rib, but the final result is wonderful! 🙂 I used about 201 yards of a 58% Merino/42% silk single ply yarn dyed by Anais Yarns. It’s really as shiny as it looks in the picture and it’s lovely and soft. I can’t wait until it’s cooler to wear this one. 🙂
#3 – Trinity Bellwoods. Ravelry notes here.
This pattern is as seen in Trinity Bellwoods by Robbie Eddison. I knit it from a skein of Stranded in Oz Shadow Kin hand dyed sock yarn. I used the whole skein but it’s a little small. I can only really wear it as a kerchief tied behind my neck or overlapping on my shoulder held with a brooch or shawl pin. I love the colours though and the garter stitch is nice and squishy. I haven’t blocked it yet, but I’m not sure I’m going to. I’m not entirely convinced I could get much more length out of it if I did and I like the squishiness of it as it is.
#4 – Life Cycle. Ravelry notes here.
And finally, this pattern is Life Cycle by Alana Dakos from Botanical Knits 2. I knit it from some very special Dyed in the Wool yarn by Spincycle Yarns in the colourway End of Summer. The colour of the yarn is supposed to represent the turning of the leaves through the seasons. Unfortunately my skeins didn’t have as much green in them as others I’ve seen so I was a little disappointed with that but the scarf is beautiful so I guess I can deal. 😉 I still have most of a skein left so I’m going to make another one but shorter. This is quite long as you can see from the picture. I had just wet blocked it and pinned it out. Sorry I don’t have a better picture but as soon as I started wearing it, it all curled up again so I’m not quite sure how I can keep it flat so you can see the leaves as I’m wearing it… Any tips? Anyone?
So there’s my head/neckwear! Thanks for reading!