Tuesday, June 16, 2009



Every spring, the hills of Central Texas turn blue, submitting to a thick blanket of wildflowers. Inspired by this lovely blue bamboo and silk yarn (from Paton's), I wanted to make a simple headband that captured this flower in lace. Open-work ribbing creates the blossoms, and slipped stitches and cabling create the stem and leaves below. This is a pretty quick project (I think my test knitters all finished before they thought they would) and would be a great first lace project.

Big thanks to my boyfriend, who shall remain nameless (unless you look very carefully), and RiverKiva for the wonderful photography. Thanks also to adriennepdx, CraftyCripple, preservationgal and tinker37 of Ravelry for testing the draft of my pattern. They were wonderful to work with, and their headbands came out gorgeous (you can see one of them here, at CraftyCripple's blog)!

You can purchase this through Ravelry, or just click the "buy now" button at the top of the page. If you have any questions, email me or check out About the Patterns.

Size: one (38" long by 4" at its widest point)
Skills: simple lace, cabling, increases and decreases, provisional casting on

Bluebonnets is copyright Sasha Evans, all rights reserved. By downloading this pattern, you agree not to redistribute it or to use it for commercial purposes, unless you ask me very very nicely and I say yes.

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