Thursday, November 19, 2009

Susie's headband

This comfortable stretchy headband is a free download from the web and Ravelry from Drops Design Studios and Garnstudio, a Norwegian yarn company. For inspiration, visit the pattern website from this company and you will be amazed at the variety and fresh, innovative design of their patterns. Here's the link to their headband page at

I made my headband in Cascade 220 , a 100% Peruvian highlands wool with size 6 needles and modified the pattern slightly so that the sides covering the ears was wider earlier in the pattern. On Ravelry, I read many pattern comments from other knitters complaining about the width at the ears. I think that the needle size in the original pattern (US 7) would not give the knitter the required 4 1/2 st per inch per the pattern (yarn gauge per mfr. is using US 4 or 5). Always check your gauge!