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Black french knit turban- Modcloth Handmade Contest

Added Dec 21, 2010

by anafelix

Ava, Missouri, U...






I’ve been admiring all the stylish turbans that I’ve seen on tons of fashion blogs so I decided to make myself one for Christmas. I made a spool from a film canister and four lollipop sticks. Not very pretty ( I taped the sticks on with electrical tape) but it definitely gets the job done. Then I french knit (also called spool knitting, or finger knitting if you want a looser weave) 8 or 9 ropes that wrapped around my head.

After I knit the ropes I crocheted the ropes together along the long end. When I was finished with that I crocheted the ends of the ropes together to form a circle. The top was sort of hard but I made a sort of snake pattern and crocheted that together tightly, then crocheted that to the circle I formed.

I love how turbans and turban headbands look with rompers, very trendy and chic. So I picked the very cute “Bandleader Romper”: http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Bottoms/Rompers/Bandleader+Romper . Because the hat and outfit is so dark I decided to pick a bright red heel for a great pop of color. The “Going Places Heel”: http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Shoes/Heels/Going+Places+Heel is perfect for a party look.

Material Notes

Black Red heart Super Saver Acrylic yarn




Garment Type

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    Dec 22, 2010, 06.30 PMby freaky-philomeen

    oh yes, now that’s becoming clearer, why the film canister – spool… Thanks a lot!

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    Dec 21, 2010, 11.10 AMby freaky-philomeen

    Very pretty! I didn’t really catch your technique so I will try to find out what French knitting means in German ;))) never mind. Film canisters and lollipops as a spool, now that sounds very creative!!

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