Thursday, March 22, 2007

Radiance Lace Headbands!

I am SO excited to announce the release of my pattern, "Radiance Lace Headbands: Jacqueline and Amanda"!!!

This is the "Jacquelilne" headband: (named after the beautiful Jackie)

And this is the "Amanda" headband: (named after the wonderful Blogless Amanda)

Both have easy lace and patterned sections and have beads for the fringe. You can alter the headband length and even make a pretty belt out of it instead. Here is the detail of the fringe of each:

One Planet Yarn and Fiber has just put the pattern up on their website. They're also offering a kit with enough yarn for one headband and the pattern in booklet form. Here's the KIT and it's only $17.50! You can purchase the pattern from their website ($5.00) or from me (see right sidebar), also the same price (though I'd love for you to purchase from me!) Both are immediate .pdf no shipping fees, either.

If you decide to purchase the yarn for this pattern (both styles are included), you can find Yarn Botanika's Radiance yarn HERE in fingering weight or HERE in sport/dk weight.

This yarn is a 50% superwash merino and 50% tencel mix...has beautiful shine and softness.

If you buy the yarn from this lovely company, there is a discount code that I can send you to use when buying this yarn. Just email me at before purchasing : )

Heather of Sereknity will also be selling a handpainted 50%/50% Superwash Merino/Tencel (I just bought her Pink Lemonade (pinks, yellow, and whites) shade!) yarn that is perfect for this headband pattern. Other colors she had were: Lilacs in Bloom (gorgeous shades of purple), Martian (cool greens), and one in blues that I cannot remember the name of....darn it!

You'll notice that I also have my Haiku Flower Socks pattern up for sale as well. You can find the utterly gorgeous sport/dk 100% Black Pearl Cashmere yarn HERE. It's wonderful!!! And, of course, my pattern for these socks are also available at One Planet Yarn and Fiber, too.

Both of these patterns, Radiance Lace Headbands and the Haiku Flower Socks, only take 1 skein of yarn. You can't beat that!

KPixie also sells the Yarn Botanika Radiance yarn, the Black Pearl Cashmere and both my patterns as well, if you'd like to check them out there.

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about the patterns, okay?

I'll be starting a GALLERY for all of the finished headbands and, if you make one, send me a pic and I'll be putting your name in for PRIZES!!! (and there are three more Down to Hearth Soaps in this giveaway, too!....Berrywine, Lavender/Eucalyptus and Soft Rose PLUS handdyed yarn or fiber from ME!! and other goodies) So, my patterns and START KNITTING!!!

What do you think???

(more about my sweater disaster tomorrow or when my brain in back in my head...ugh)


Anonymous said...

The headbands and socks are both beautiful. Great job, Gina!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Patterns Dahling!!!! Can't wait to knit them. I wish I could have made it to knitting last night. I need my weekly Gina fix. It would have been fun laughing at BTG's "freaky sweater" with you. I miss you. *MWAH*

Jackie said...

YAY! I'm so freaking happy these are out! I just got mine (that was fast). I can't wait to cast on. Hmmm, should I do the Jacqueline or Amanda first?

anneland22 said...

ooooo...those socks are you think a pair could be made out of one koigu? What was I thinking buying one koigu...?

Amy Boogie said...

congrats on the patterns - they look fantastic. Once I clear my plate a bit, I'm coming back to make myself some new headbands.

Heide said...

I just love both the Haiku and the headband patterns. Who is modeling all of your creations? Congratulations on your awesome achievements. Not only are you a popular Podcaster, but you are a paid pattern writer too. Way cool!

Ellen said...

Was that your purple sheep puppet I saw in Spin Off magazine? If so,very cool! I am not a headband person (too curly) but they are cute as well.

Sonya said...

Those headbands are the s**t! I love them. I will have to make them shorter for my daughter and her friends.

Amy Boogie said...

The headbands and socks are gorgeous!

Nichole said...

GORGEOUS headbands... I am so not a headband person (at least I don't think I am), but have the urge to knit one... MUST. Knit. Headband. Maybe I'll make one as a belt... going to order either the pattern or kit now... :)

Anonymous said...

So cool looking, Gina!!! Great work!

Kimberly said...

Congrats on the patterns! You did a really good job. I honestly don't know how you do it all, where do you find the time? Gorgeous!