Knit in the round, this design combines lace and german short rows giving a technical knit to engage the mind. It is a very quick knit with a total of 32 rounds meaning that it is the perfect in-between project for any fingering weight scraps of yarn that are too precious to throw away. There are tips for modifications in the pattern as well so you can easily make a well fitting headband with a different stitch gauge or weight of yarn.
The instructions for the lace are both charted and written so you can use what your comfortable with, or use the pattern as a tool to branch out and learn a new skill so then more patterns are available to you in the future.
The original was knit in a merino silk blend which is perfect for an every day headband. It’s not too warm to be uncomfortable in the heat summer, and the addition of silk makes it perfect next to your hair. As silk is a protein based fibre, similar in chemistry to the protein that makes up your hair, it won’t strip the moisture from your hair as cotton would. The smoothness of the silk won’t make your hair as frizzy as other fibres would either.
Have fun knitting and show me your creations by either tagging me on Instagram @knitintheforest or using #syringaheadband