Shown below are the body and arms of a knitted fairy from Knit Simple Holiday 2011. The fairy’s hair—added after the legs, skirt and wings have been knit—is styled by making two braids along a side part.
|Cut a few strands approximately 6"/15cm long. Holding two strands together, begin at the forehead where you want the part to fall and thread through one stitch, as shown above.||Draw the strands halfway through the stitch and tie in a simple knot. Pull the knot tight. Repeat in one column of stitches from front to back, lining the knots up along the desired part line.|
|Again working from front to back, add strands around the head to create a hair line. Smooth the hair for the upswept look at the front, and make a braid on each side of the part. Tie each braid with a strand of yarn, then tie the braids together.|