Monday, January 15, 2007


Over the summer, I found one skein of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock on sale for $7. SS is one of those pesky "You need two skeins for one pair of socks" yarns. So, yes, I knowingly bought one sock's worth of yarn.

I've started a couple of projects with it (small ones, obviously), but have ripped them out because the yarn wasn't working with the pattern.

Well, here's what I've ended up doing with it:

It's a sock yarn version of Calorimetry! This took me about 6 hours total, and the numbers were easy to figure out. The length is the same as the original, but it's a bit narrower and not as thick (that's what she said...). And now I have a nice wide headband for my I HATE MY HAIR AND I'M SHAVING IT OFF TOMORROW days. They're not frequent, but they pop up at really inconvenient times.



I used #3 needles, I cast on 192 stitches, and worked with 6 stitches between my short row turns instead of 4. I used a Russian bind-off (k2tog, slip stitch back to left needle, k2tog, slip stitch back to left needle, etc), which is both pretty and stretchy.

And now I'm eyeing all of my yarn orphans and thinking, "Would that make a good headband?"


Stacey said...

what a great idea for sock yarn leftovers!!!! so cute!

sgeddes said...

I love the idea of a thinner sock yarn version. Much closer to something that I would actually use.

Very nice job.

Sarah said...

Ooh, I have been eying the caliometry and thinking it was too wide. Your is SO PRETTY.

Javajem said...

It looks awesome! What a great use of your single skein!

Elinor said...

It looks great! The colors are lovely, and the sock yarn is a perfect idea. Simply splendid.

RecycleMicol said...

This is the very information I was looking for! Thanks for posting your numbers and saving me the trouble of figuring it out myself!


Becky said...

Thanks for sharing your notes. I'm planning on using Shibui sock for mine. I hope to a headband I can wear in the summer on vacation. Great job.