This easy, quick knit finds a home every time I bind off. It’s Kathryn Schoendorf’s Calorimetry, a free Knitty pattern, available here. For me, one skein of Plymouth Yarn’s worsted weight Boku knits up the entire wide headband on a US size 7 needle, with a small ball to spare.
I find making these little things totally delightful. Some day, maybe soon, I should make one for myself. The red/gold/green quickly found a home and so did this jeweltone one:
Click on the thumbnails to check out this pattern in various yarns I’ve knit with. Well, mostly it’s various colorways of Boku, but there’s not a one that isn’t cute as a bug’s ear.
I’ve made a bushel and a peck of these. Well, not quite. But if you click on the thumbnail gallery at the end of this post you’ll see almost all of them. This one is knitted in Big Mexiko Color by Schoeller-Stahl. It’s a self-patterning wool worsted weight. I had my doubts about my choice of this yarn because of the short row shaping and how it might interact with the dye pattern. But I am quite pleased with the result. The vintage button works well too.
Calorimetry is a free pattern available at Knitty’s Winter, 2006 edition (also via a Ravelry link). It’s designed by Kathryn Schoendorf. So far, it’s been knitted and posted on the project pages of 14696 Ravelers. Quite remarkable popularity, Kathryn!
Calorimetry is a really addictive quick knit. I’ve made so many now that it’s getting a bit embarrassing. I should probably quit posting them, but every one comes out different and cute in a new way. You can find this Knitty free pattern here. Kathryn Schoendorf, Calorimetry’s designer, deserves to be recognized in a knitter’s “hit parade” for this gem of a pattern. It’s been knit and posted 14,448 times on Ravelry. It’s waiting in 7092 queues as of this writing.
Here’s what Calorimetry looks like laid out flat:
Here’s a glimpse of the B.C. (before Calorimetry) time when the yarn was just a ball of Plymouth Yarns Boku: