Thursday, 18 June 2009

The best beret


It matches my dog! It's Urchin, by Ysolda, and it's quick and easy and interesting to knit and holds its shape beautifully. Some more pics, to show the shaping:


It's also a great example of why Ravelry's the best invention since circular needles. The wool was a present, but I only had one skein; I searched high and low for another in the same dyelot, because all the slouchy beret patterns I had used more than one, but no luck. Then I searched on Ravelry for a one-skein beret pattern, and this popped up. I made it with 10cm to spare, leaving out the last wedge in the pattern.

5 comments:

Anairam said...

The beret looks lovely and chunky - and oh, that dog! I still want to come and steal it away ...

colleen said...

I love Ysolda's site to. I must say your beret and dog are both beautiful colours!

lula cat said...

this is a brilliant beret!
og the knitting jealousy....one day i'll be able to follow a pattern...one day.

Home Sweet said...

I wish I could knit. Looks great!

- Jenny

Pinktulip said...

Wow! What a cool beret and just one skein? Bargain! Love the colour. I must visit ravelry soon.