From camouflage to over-dyed

I keep on with my goal of knitting patterns from my library. Colden is my first wool headband. This is a design from the book “American Spun: 20 Classic Projects Exploring Homegrown Yarn“. Anna Sudo, the author, includes twenty designs and several articles about yarns made in the United States of America.

I followed four pattern charts to complete this. It was not a “happy hour” suitable project. Per the pattern photos, there are two ways of styling the headband. One can have the knot up or down.

I knit with stashed fingering weight yarn. But, the original color striping did not favor the cabling texture. I then over-dyed the headband using acid dyes. The new color is rich; I am pleased with the result.

There was a lot of effort for a headband that I might or might not use. Seeing the glass half full: I am a more confident knitter today. Charts gave me headaches and hiccups not so long ago. I have now proved to myself that I have the patience to follow them. It is a good feeling!

Pattern:Colden from “American Spun: 20 Classic Projects Exploring Homegrown Yarn
Yarn:Patons Kroy Socks FX in Camo. Over-dyed with Sabraset acid dyes.
Project yardage:60 yards (55 m)
Knitting Needles:US 4 (3.5 mm)
Project Measurements :5.5″wide x 28.0″ long (13.9 cm x 71.1 cm)
Modifications:Slip first stitches for every row
Ravelry:Project page