Diva Headband,Knitting Kit, 100% wool-Green/Grey

Price: £25.00

Diva Headband Kit
100g double knitting Paton & Daughter plant dyed yarn
The maker will require
5mm Straight or circular knitting needles.

A stylish, headband knitting kit, containing pattern and wool yarn.  The yarn is  a blend of 75% Blueface Leicester and  25% Gotland wool.  I naturally dyed this yarn with ivy leaves.  The plants grow in my garden in Sussex, England.

The Diva Headband pattern contains instructions to create this “hat” as well as the clever “knot” at the front.  I named the pattern after watching old films with actresses such as Elizabeth Taylor, Bridgett Bardot, Katherine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn.  A headband  is ideal for bad hair days, windy days or to be extra cosy.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 26 cm

Advice concerning all yarns

The environment is all the better for using plant dyed yarns. Plant dyes have been used for hundreds of years, one example being The Bayeux Tapestry. With a little care your garment will last.

On receipt of your yarn please rinse in warm water, particularly when using more than one colour in a project. Undo your skein into a circle and place two loose ties around the threads to stabilise.  Gently place in warm water for 10 minutes. Lift in one bundle and gently squeeze. If colour shows in the water repeat the process in the same water temperature until the water remains clear. A teaspoon of vinegar in the water may assist.

Laundering – Hand wash in warm water using a neutral ph. Wool soap or liquid shampoo. Do not agitate the water but gently squeeze the item. Pat dry and wrap in a towel to remove excess water. Dry flat away from sunlight/direct heat.

Knitting – Use 2 or 3 ends (one for each row) as all hand dyed yarns may need alternating to avoid pooling.

Gauge – We advise making a tension square 10cm x 10cm. Wash and block the square. Once dried a measurement can be taken to determine exact results for your finished item.

Colours – When choosing a colour of yarn please be aware that monitors vary.

The colour blue can be troublesome. ‘Crocking’ describes the colour blue which does not stay completely on the fabric/yarn. This is the case with jeans. It is not a fault but a character.

The above gives you a completely honest view of plant dyes. You may prefer to be carefree and just make without any of the above considerations. We hope you have fun making. Any questions, please contact sales@patonanddaughter.co.uk

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