Well, I did it. I call it Big Red Headband and I successfully wrote, tested, rewrote, photographed and posted my very first knitting pattern on Ravelry.
This is a flexible and simple headband pattern, knit on either circular needles or four double pointed needles. Any worsted weight yarn will work but for this exact headband, I used Aero US7 (Metric 4.5) DPN with Red Heart Ltd. Super Saver yarn in red. This pattern will stretch.
The story behind Big Red Headband
It’s pretty nerve wracking, actually writing out a pattern. Because once you do, you’re open to criticism. What if there are mistakes? What if I’m too left handed for my own good? And what if no one likes Big Red Headband?
And, most importantly, what if the knitting people want to give me an award for the best headband ever? What on earth would I say at my acceptance speech (for creating the best headband ever)? Suckers. No, mustn’t say that.
Don’t misunderstand. I’ve written a lot of patterns, but I have only published one pattern up until now, and it’s really only a vague summary the work involved. And I’m pretty sure only one person has read it anyway.
But this, THIS is official.
Anyway, in practice for my acceptance speech, I’d like to thank Brittney for her great enthusiasm for Big Red Headband, my Mom for teaching me how to use double pointed needles and for finding her knitting gauge so I know what size my her needles are, and Celia for constantly harassing me to post more projects on Ravelry. Without you, I’d still be keeping my knitting to myself.
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