Friday, February 2, 2018


I have been doing a bit of knitting lately. My middle daughter, Maili, wanted a headband (I showed it in a previous post) with a twist in the front and made with reflective yarn. The only place I know of that sells it is Lens Mill store and so I picked up a couple of different colours because I also wanted to make some arm bands for those bicyclists and runners in the family.

This is the yarn label.

This is one of the headbands I made. It's a turquoise colour for my youngest daughter.

It's an easy pattern and you can make it with any chunky yarn. I made one with 20 stitches but Maili liked the one I made using 18 stitches better. The pattern I used stated that you make the cable in the front after knitting straight (in stocking stitch) for 10.5 inches but I tried it on my own head while I was making it and 10 inches was enough. The looseness of the yarn and stitches gives it enough stretch and I didn't want it falling off.

This is what happens at night when light hits it. The yarn is woven with reflective thread and hopefully, will alert night drivers that there is a person under there. I have made arm bands for the male members of the family and I have more yarn to make more headbands or arm bands. The yarn comes in lots of different colours - bright orange, lime green, gray, black, off white, etc. so there is something for everyone's taste. Since it's a chunky yarn, the knitting (or crocheting) will go quickly.

Here's a shot of my knitting basket for the past couple of months.

As you can see, the flash from the camera lit up the reflective yarns.


  1. I never knew you could get reflective yarns. Interesting. A good excuse to go to Lens Mill Store:)

  2. What a great idea, guess it is metallic, is it hard to knit?

  3. Reflective clothing and reflectors on clothes have been a must here in Finland for ages, and now runners have started wearing light reflective vests that look like the coats road workers use. That Red Heart yarn is in our shops too.

  4. Great yarn. I didn't even know it existed.

  5. That is the coolest thing!!! I had no idea they even made something like that.

  6. Knitting is one of the best winter activities I think. Love the reflective yarn - haven't seen it in the stores I frequent so will check it out next time I visit Len's.


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