Who doesn’t LOVE to knit? Oh…ok….well why are ya here then? As long as you are , stick around because this is fun AND easy! Also it comes in 2 different sizes, the narrower version I tried the first time, and this time I tried the wide version. I love both!
This weeks DIY comes to you courtesy of ” Getting purly with it” , and is a FREE headband! Yes, FREE! Ok, sorry to yell but free is my favorite word, next to love and food. You can find the pattern here :
Knitting is so uber easy, and comes naturally to MOST. There I go yelling again, but it is so true. Some people try to knit, and end up just using the knitting sticks as chopsticks. FOR REALZ. So, if knitting makes you angry, and gives long lasting impressions of eating ramen with your knitting needles, you should probably go away, like now. But come back later because I have tons of cool stuff on my blog that I am sure you will love!
This headband is perfect for a beginner , or intermediate knitter. If you are advanced, you should be able to knit it up faster then you can say supercalifragilisticexpialidoious. Ugh, that was way to hard to type. Moving on. For this project you will need some bulky yarn; I used: Malibrigo chunky yarn in the color ” Cadmium, a gorgeous yellow/orange color.Malabrigo Chunky is a three-ply, 100% merino wool yarn in a bulky weight. You can buy this yarn at a great price here :
You will need size 7 knitting needles for this project. Now is the time I am supposed to tell you to “check your gauge, blah blah blah” . Well I am a naughty knitter and I do not check gauge, GASP!
If you so desire to knit a gauge, go for it! But, I am a daredevil, and my projects turn out great 🙂 To knit this project you should know basic knitting keys, but I will be nice and explain a few in case the pattern is making you want to rip your hair out :
- (rs)-right side
- (ws)-wrong side
In most patterns you will see this for making cables : ” C3NB”( Cable 3 with needle in back), but my favorite patterns are the one that dumb it down for me, and say something like” Put 3 loops on cable needle, hold cable needle in front, knit 3, then knit 3 from needle. WAHOO! Sorry, got excited. That is why I like this pattern, it does this exact thing, and is super simple.
Now maybe you are a beginner knitter, and are like ” What’s casting on? What’s a knit stitch” Well, I commend your bravery, and KNOW that with a few lessons you can make this a beginner project! So I am going to provide you with a few you tube links to some of my favorite ways to learn to knit. I learned to knit and crochet via YouTube. GASP! I know riggghhhht? But seriously I am a visual learner, and do much better watching someone perform a task, in order to learn.
Ok, this is seriously the BEST BEGINNER KNIT VIDEO! I gotta yell it cause it is so true! She goes super slow, teaching you to cast on,knit with the left AND right hand, and how to cast off. I also love how all of her videos are title ” How to knit! Even if your clueless” or ” How to Crochet! Even if your clueless”. I feel clueless a LOT, so this crafty gal is my kinda gal! Seriously if you watch this and cannot get it….well, then maybe you should take up miming. yea….miming. Ok, here is the video!
Another great YouTube channel is called ” New stitch a day: Knitting and Crochet video tutorials” and it is taught by a DUDE! I mean, c’mon you know your excited that duds knit too? right?!?! Learn how to purl, rib, cable, and much more by going to his channel :
If this blog post has not inspired you to learn to knit and make this awesome project, or if you already knit, then go away. HA! Totes kidding…But seriously, get out there and knit it up! Send me pics of your finished project, and I will give you a one time coupon code for 20% off in either one of my shops! YES! YELLING AND EXCLAMATION MARKS ALL AROUND!! Here is my email :
My sites to look for your rad new gifts you will buy:
http://www.dramatiquedesigns.etsy.com – Accessories, clothing and more!
http://www.hipknitism.etsy.com – Knitted and crochet items to die for!
Me in my finished product, looking all sorts of awesome :