Calorimetry Headband FO
Posted by mtmom on February 16, 2011
Calorimetry was first published in the Winter 2006 issue of knitty. I just knit a red tweedy one in a yarn by Naturally called “Allsorts” from their “Magic Garden” line. Only took me 9 days, which is quite fast for me.
Pattern opinion: “Potato chip knitting”, as one podcaster called it — keep wanting to do one more row, as they get shorter and then longer, and then you’re done. I added stitches to get the turns to fit symmetrically within the ribbing. Bound off with EZ’s “Casting-on Cast-off”, which may be found in her book, Knitting Without Tears. Kinda’ fun to make, but I’m not sure I’m comfortable with how the wedge shape of the FO fits my head; time will tell.
Yarn opinion: Not fluffy or especially soft, almost string-y feeling like cotton eventhough it’s wool — probably somehow due to the extra long bits of pulled colored threads that give the yarn its tweedy appearance. DD finds it “a bit itchy”.