Vintage Turban Prototype, originally uploaded by velvetdahlia.

I just completed a beta version of a turban I’m knitting for my friend Amber. I still don’t have the front knot right, and have tweeked it with a black diamond plastic pin from H&M.

I think this turban might look good in a glitzier wool– something with some lurex in it even, just to push it all the way into glam/camp.

This is the back– excuse the wonky photo– it’s hard to take a picture of the back of your head!

The crown is basically a knitted cone, blocked between two bowls.

It is very warm. I wore it today and was surprised at how practical it was. At first I thought it was too frumpy to wear, but I kinda like it.


Wrong for so many reasons, originally uploaded by velvetdahlia.

Shell for Moet, originally uploaded by velvetdahlia.

I finished the little shell for Moet. I used WoollyRocker’s Classic Kozy Roller pattern, minus the sleeves. I used moss stitch instead of ribbing and put a cable down the center. This is knit out of a Reynolds 4ply– vintage from the 50’s I think. I got it from my mother.

I have to find some snaps to put on the back but I really loved how it turned out. Thanks to Liz for making her cute patterns public on her site.