Sometimes a yarn presents a bit of a challenge. So it was with Lion Brand's Martha Stewart Crafts Mambo, a super-bulky yarn made up of roving wrapped in nylon thread that comes in a skein of just 5 yards.
I wanted to come up with something to do with it that would use just one skein, which allows you to knit up a really, really fast project for yourself or as a gift for around $6.
The result is this easy-as-can be headband/necklace. Even if you have no knitting experience, you can whip one of these up in no time. You don't even really have to knit it; you could finger knit this project from start to finish in about 10 minutes! (It will take only slightly longer if you use actual knitting needles.)
- one skein Martha Stewart Crafts Mambo (I used color 510, Purple Caterpillar); this project will use about 4 yards
- one pair size 13 US (10 mm) knitting needles
- tape measure and scissors
Gauge is not critical for this project.
Finished headband is 1 inch wide and 22 inches around, to fit the average adult woman, but can easily be altered for heads of different sizes.
Knitting the Headband:
- Make a slip knot.
- Knit for about 22 inches, or to desired length.
- Cut yarn, thread through live stitch and pull tight.
- Tie the yarn ends together and use your fingers to hide the ends