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New Downloadable Class: 5 Knitted Headbands!

Last month I shared with you my Knitted Baby Sweaters class, now available for download or dvd purchase, last week I shared my Mosaic Knit Leg Warmers class, and today it’s 5 Knitted Headbands!

This class features my Twin Cities Headband pattern, as well as my Quartet of Headbands patterns. They’re all cute, and each little project highlights a different technique, so you’re getting a ton of lessons in this one class.

Here is the description from Interweave:

In 5 Knitted Headbands: Learn Eyelets, i-Cord, and Ruffles, join instructor and designer Allyson Dykhuizen to create a whole set of stylish accessories to spice up your spring and summer wardrobe or give as gifts.

Headbands are great, low-commitment projects that not only use up extra stash yarn but are perfect for learning useful techniques such as simple eyelet lace, i-cord, and creating a bow from a flat piece of fabric. Once you’ve mastered these 5 adorable headbands, you can use the stitch patterns you’ve learned to design your own new headband pattern, make a smaller headband for a child, or knit one in every color to suit your own personal style. Headband patterns are included!

Fun right? Check out the full description and get more info about the class here.

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Next up I’ll be talking about my Tulip Slouch Class. In the mean time, check out all my classes and Interweave goodies here.

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New Pattern! A Quartet of Headbands

A few months ago these patterns were included in the 6th issue of CraftSanity Magazine, a West Michigan based independently published magazine from Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood. But today I’m releasing them for free! They are just too cute to keep to myself any longer.

A Quartet of Headbands!

There is no easier way of incorporating knitting into your daily wardrobe than by throwing on a fun headband. All four of these headbands are fun to knit and easy to complete in an afternoon. So pull out some brightly colored yarn and get knitting! You’ll want all four.

From Top Left to Bottom Right: Three’s Company. Deep-Textured Bow. Wrap Bow. Eyelet

Three’s Company

Perfect for sock yarn leftovers, Three’s Company is three tiny icords seamed up together. I used Knit Picks Stroll Tonal Sock Yarn, 75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon. 462 yds/100 g: Queen Anne, Blue Violet, and Golden Glow.

Deep Textured Bow

A fun pattern stitch, and you work the bow as you go, and this headband is a pretty addictive knit! Knit Picks CotLin DK, 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen. 123 yds/50 g: Surf.

Wrap Bow

One big icord wrapped around your head? Yeah, it’s pretty adorable! Knit Picks CotLin DK, 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen. 123 yds/50 g: Tomato.

Eyelet Headband

A little lacy eyelet headband. Knit Picks CotLin DK, 70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen. 123 yds/50 g: Canary.

Ravelry Pattern Page

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The Sweatshop in CraftSanity Magazine!

I couple months ago I got the opportunity to work with Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood and CraftSanity Magazine, a handmade focused magazine published near my hometown in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

CraftSanity Magazine

I’m so excited about being a part of this magazine. Small press publications like this are so unique and special, and I’m so proud it is produced in a place I love so much.

Four New Headband Patterns!

I designed four simple summer headband patterns that are in the magazine. They are FUN!

Kiss Lock Coin Purse

And this issue is FULL of amazing projects, everything from knitting to crochet, recipes to needlepoint, loom making to gardening. When I got my copy in the mail I was actually floored by how much is in here! You can’t see a full rundown of all the projects in each issue so this is the first time I’ve gotten a chance to flip through a CraftSanity.

Freakin' Insane Chocolate-Chip Applesauce Quick Bread

I can’t recommend this little magazine enough. Download a copy! Or order the print copy! It’s delightful.

And a huge thank you to Jennifer for including me in the issue!