Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The red beret

Just finished this lace beret for my daughter and it was time consuming but not difficult. This was the basic pattern Meret beret with some variations. Used Cleckheaton Country machine washable wool 8ply x 100gms and cast on 88 sts x 4.5mm. Made a 2x2 rib of 6cm and increased stitches to 143. Knitted three pattern repeats for a slouchy beret. Blocked finished item on a dinner plate to shape the lace pattern. This is a good pattern and the size and shape of the beret is excellent.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bikie teddy

Travelling home from the Blue Mountains we saw this bikie teddy that created some entertainment. Caught up with him at the traffic lights for a better look...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Is it a slouchy or is it a tam?

The name seems to vary depending on where you live but the shape of the hat remains the same. While browsing for some items for teenage girls for my current charity knit collection, I found that these hats are popular and the favourite colour is purple. So this donated kid mohair blend was in one of my storage boxes and after checking on ravelry, adapted a pattern to suit. Have also made several more cowls using leftover 5ply wool.