Monday, July 29, 2013

FO: Duvino Headband

I made this gorgeous double knit headband as part of my Craftsy course, Adventures in Double Knitting.  I'm very happy with how the double-knit aspect of it turned out - it is absolutely gorgeous and I didn't make any mistakes!  Yay!  Unfortunately....  I had gauge issues and this thing turned out to be fit for a giant's head.  Boo!

yarn details
Knit Picks Gloss DK in Blackberry and Guava
Dye Lots 38908 and 38909 (respectively)
70% Merino 30% Silk
Hand Wash / Dry Flat
50 g /123 yds @ $5.99 per ball

project details
pattern: "Duvino" by Alasdair Post-Quinn, available as part of the Craftsy course, Adventures in Double Knitting
needles: size 5 nickle-plated circs in my smallest cable length
gauge: 18 st over 4''
yarn used: 78 yards of each color (that's 0.63 of a skein)
finished size: about 6 inches bigger than it should be...
duration: May 29 - July 1, 2013

notes
  • I totally failed at following the instructions for weaving in the ends, so they will probably pop out, but hopefully nothing will unravel or anything.
  • Going to have to do something drastic to fix the size-issue if I ever want to wear this thing.  Wish me luck!

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