Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Winter Lace Slouchy Beret

I've just completed a new design for a slouchy beret -- Winter Lace Slouchy Beret. Blocking opens up the lace pattern and gives the very relaxedslouch. For those who prefer a hat more along the lines of a tocque, then no blocking would be necessary at all, which results in a very textural and stretchy hat. Sized for ladies M and L, this was knit from Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky wool/alpaca blend on 6.00 mm needles. The rolled brim measures 20" (22") unstretched.

This pattern is available through Ravelry and here on my blog, and soon will be added to my website.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

52PPII #26 Completed and some other stuff too

I used my own Bella Catena Italiana pattern, modified the heel to incorporate ribbing, and modified the foot to ribbing as well. The yarn is Shibui Sock in Kiwi, knit on 2.00 mm needles.

52PPII #26 Completed

I've also completed a sweater for myself since my last blog post -- the Sweet Pea Coat by Kate Gilbert, and purchased from Twist Collective's most recent issue. I wore this today, and got nice comments about it from two total strangers. It's certainly warm, and today was a good day to try it out.

Sweet Pea Coat Finished

I've been knitting hats too. These are all three from Woolly Wormhead's Mystery Beret, which has come to be known as "Meret". The girls and I all have matching hats now. So cute, and such a quick and fun knit!

Terry's Completed Mystery Beret Emma's Mystery Beret
Mystery Beret, Clue 3 (Completed)