Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Fun and Fanciful Beret

Pattern: 45 Fun and Fanciful Hats To Knit, Beret #1
Needles: 1 16" Addi Turbo (US 8)
Yarn: KnitPicks Merino style DK: Nutmeg, Hollyberry, Moss
Special Technique: 2 and 3-Stranded Knitting
Started: October 11, 2005
Completed: October 18, 2005
Recipient: Me

What a difference blocking makes! It looked more like a beanie until I blocked it on a dinner plate. The 3-stranded knitting was a real pain, but it was only for a few rows. I also messed up one of the decreases in a rather obvious place. Perhaps I will go over it with duplicate stitch.

Me as model.


Anonymous said...

Wow! Great hat! Three stranded? You must be insane!

Kenny said...

Sorry I hadn't posted in a while. Wow, look at you. Been busy!!! That hat really looks great! 3 handed fair-isle. I bow down to you.

BTW, how did you know about the twist of the ply of the yarn that you made a comment on my blog? Is it because of the way the stockinette is working up?

Karen said...

Hey, gorgeous hat! Found your blog through Theresa's blog. I'm in River Forest so we are neighbors. (I have that Fine and Fanciful hats book, too......hmmmmmm)

Holly @Home said...

Mum has that book...I feel a beret coming on.I really like them ...she'd knit Kaffe's Star Jacket if it wasn't three stranded..pure torture.Holly.