Life is but a dream swatch
I wonder if pandas dream of cotton and bamboo running across a meadow into each other's arms...
Got a skein of yarn you don't know what to do with? Dream Swatch it, baby!
This was the perfect pattern for that one skein of Panda Cotton that was part of my SAMKAL4 prize package. On the initial read-through, I had a little trouble visualizing Rows 5 and 6, but once I actually sat down to knit them, made total sense.
From there, it was simple, mindless knitting from start to finish. There was a point in the middle, though, that is similar to what I've heard about the Chevron Scarf - you know, where it seems like you've been knitting it since you flew out of the uterus, and they'll be prying it from your cold, dead hands with miles and miles still left to go?
But once you power through that, the end comes up quick enough and suddenly, you've got a cute, fab little head wrap to wear! (It also works double duty as a swatter if you say, stand next to your husband and swing your head back and forth. But only for a few swings, after that you get really dizzy. That can be fun, too, but not outside when you're standing on concrete.)
Just a minor mod to this one - I knitted 4 rows of garter at the beginning and finished with 3 rows of stockinette, followed by 3 rows of garter, so the beginning and end would look the same.
The side edges do curl in, but it doesn't bother me enough to try and block it out. Especially since this is one yarn that runs through the w/d like a champ!
Panda Cotton is splitty as hell, which makes Row 6 a bit of a biotch, but the stretchiness works perfectly as a headband and the cotton/bamboo blend will be nice and cool this summer.
Wrap it up (ha!)
I dig it! Makes me feel chic, mod, and retro, all at the same time. Since I just lopped off five inches of hair and "I got bangs! My hair's so now" (name that movie!), I'm actually going to have to do my hair in the mornings for a change - which means this baby's gonna get a lot of wear!
Pattern: Dream Swatch Head Wrap by Knit and Tonic
Yarn: Crystal Palace Panda Cotton in Red Cinnamon (1 skein)
Needle: H&S Ebony in size 4, 24"
Mods: Did 4 rows of garter at beginning and end, 3 rows of stockinette before final garter rows.