Knitted Headbands — woohoo!

Recently I bought a circular knitting machine, mainly because I want to make socks a lot faster.  So far, that has proved a challenge, despite some excellent Youtube videos, (especially by Jojo Juju, in both French and English, bless her).  So after frogging (that is, unwinding the entire sock and rewinding the yarn for future use), I decided to try something easier:  head bands!

First and simplest:  pull tight the yarn at each end, and knot them together, sew in the ends, and you’re done!

Here’s a Moebius strip (half turn, then use Kitchener stitch to attach the ends):

These are the turban twist closing:  crochet shut each end of the tube, fold in half lengthwise, interleave the ends and sew together.

After two days, I now have some confidence with my new machine, and my dining table is covered with over a dozen headbands to distribute to my friends!

If you’d like to have a go, here is the machine — available from amazon, ebay, online yarn shops, and (in my case) a German seller on Etsy.

Addi Express Knitting Machine

And here is a link to the best YouTube video to make this simple, fast, easy headband yourself:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-Ub5Leew8I&t=573s