A Calorimetry for Me Buffy

Buffy: Ooh, I like your headband. Where did you get it?
lime: Thank you! I knit it myself.
Buffy: Hmm. WIll you knit one for me?
lime: I’m sorry, I have too many projects. If you’d like, I can teach you how to knit.
Buffy: Nah. It’ll be easier if I just take yours. *stake*
lime: *poof* 

I wanted a headband similar to Calorimetry but in a lighter weight. My stash produced a lone ball of Finnish slubby linen-cotton yarn. I decided to try a garter stitch version of the pattern because the resultant fabric would be shorter/narrower. (And I knew a rib with this yarn would look terrible and floppy.)

My gauge with the garter stitch, thinner yarn, and US 6 needles was 4.5 stitches to the inch. I cast on 108 stitches and got a perfect 24 inch length. There is enough give that I can just tie it around my head. No button needed.


This artistic picture was taken after after machine washing and drying the headscarf. The fabric is wonderfully soft. I had hoped for results akin to the Euroflax linen washcloths; the cotton upped the softness factor. The color in the picture above is much truer than the one below.


Someday, when I find the right yarn, I’d like to knit a heavier weight version. I used up nearly 50% of this one skein, so I need to find another use for the remainder.

Pattern: “Calorimetry” by Kathryn Schoendorf, Knitty Winter 2006 Size: 24? length Yarn: Rondo Suvivuokko, 23g color 223 (royal blue) Needles: Susan Bates Quicksilver US 6 24-inch circular Started: April 13, 2007 Completed: April 14, 2007

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15 Responses to “A Calorimetry for Me Buffy”

  1. Rina Rahardjo Says:
    April 27th, 2007 at 8:14 am

    Hey, limedragon. How does the yarn hold your hair? It looks simple and yet elegant.

  2. Guinifer Says:
    April 27th, 2007 at 9:13 am

    Looks awesome with your red hair!

  3. Meg Says:
    April 27th, 2007 at 9:54 am

    I like your smaller version better than some others I’ve seen. I’m considering knitting one of these up for Ali. :)

  4. deb Says:
    April 27th, 2007 at 10:10 am

    Wish I had longer hair now!

  5. CindyCindy Says:
    April 27th, 2007 at 10:29 am

    Love it. It looks great!

  6. Jeanne Says:
    April 27th, 2007 at 10:36 am

    Nice job! That really worked well.

  7. Chris Says:
    April 27th, 2007 at 11:22 am

    D’oh – brilliant! Garter stitch. Solves a lot of the width problem. You = GENIUS. :)

    It’s lovely!

  8. lisa Says:
    April 27th, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Oh yeah! Very nice! You know, when I first saw this pattern, well, I thought ‘why?’. My pal juju made one, but somehow it was big enough to be a halter top! Your pic pointed out to me that people have hair they want to hold back! (mine is very short!)

  9. Amy Says:
    April 27th, 2007 at 5:49 pm

    Who knew? Who knew Limedragon was really a vampire? Whew. Glad Buffy saved the day.

  10. Kristen Says:
    April 27th, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    Great idea!

    I felted mine. :(

  11. Jennifer Says:
    April 28th, 2007 at 8:16 am

    Very cute! It looks great.

  12. Opal Says:
    April 28th, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    It looks so soft and squishy! I love it in the garter stitch. Brilliant!

  13. Stephanie Says:
    April 29th, 2007 at 9:52 pm

    ooohhh…I love it. Great color for you too!

  14. Artinreality Says:
    May 1st, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    Love it, love it, love it! Simple and elegant, and not so fancy one cannot use it! I have a problem that my head is kind of narrow (there are lots of head bands out there which look great, until they meet my head, that is), and here is the simple solution. Thank you!

  15. mrspao Says:
    May 7th, 2007 at 3:19 am

    Looks great!

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