Saturday, February 25, 2017

Beginner armband/cup cozy and headband pattern - March for Science

Hi everyone! After several requests, I made a beginner pattern suitable for newbie knitters who want to make a headband for the March for Science. I have a video tutorial in the works and I will post it here tomorrow. I want to go live so that you can have early access to the pdf.

The pattern for all 3 options (headband, armband, and mug cozy) is here. I rushed it out just a bit - let me know if there is anything unclear (or typos, I hate typos) and I'll fix it.


If you were not aware, together with two other postdoctoral researchers (scientists who have obtained their PhD's and are doing semi-independent research), I am helping organize the effort to get blue and green knit items to DC for the March for Science. If you would like to get involved, please join "March for Science - official knitting/crocheting/sewing/crafting group." Hope to see you and your projects there! Feel free to ask for help or advice there or in the comments below.

Also, use #ProjectThinkingCap when sharing items on social media! To see more about crafting items for the march, check out!

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  1. I am not a fast knitter, so I won't be able to contribute to the DC effort, but I am trying your resistor-design cap for our march at the University of Maine, Orono... my first attempt at color work! Excited to be part of the local march, as I am a senior citizen, citizen-scientist, farmer, knitter, spinner and never lost my love of science that drove me to my first round of college in astronomy/physics. I know lots of home schoolers and I share lots of science stuff... from looking at and talking about plants to studying anatomy as we took apart a duck that eventually became jerky with the help of early elementary school kids. We all had a blast!