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Tuesday, November 14, 2006 


A week ago or two I finished the reversible beret I've been knitting on since August. The yarns used were all birthday presents, and they all played along nicely. The beret has a distinct smell thanks to the Debbie Bliss Pure Silk, but I find it quite a feature.

It's always hard to choose what pic to publish. It's either the one where you can clearly see the good knitting, or the one where you look decent. Most pics are an obvious compromise. (You can't tell from the pic I had two or three glasses of wine last night, right?)

Pattern: From Frugal House
Yarn: Debbie Bliss' Pure Silk, some alpaca from UK Alpacas, and 2-ply svenskullgarn.
Yardage: No idea.
Yarn Source: Birthday presents
Needles: Addi circular 3.5 mm (I think)
Gauge: 24 st/10 cm
Modifications: I had a different gauge than the pattern called for, so I cast on more stitches and made my ribbing 8+2 instead os 5+1. I also found out a good way to get nice stripes when knitting with three different colours: knit every other stripe three rows high and every other five rows, alternating the colours. I think it gives variation to the striping without looking messy. At the end of the decreasing I also knit a short i-cord from the three remaining stitches. Nubbin.

Very nice! I like the greens together.

Great pattern, great coloure choise, great model! Impressive!

Frugal is great model! toronto magicain

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