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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Birthday Beret

Here's the progress so far on E's silk-cotton beret: I've finished the top and sides and I've just started decreasing to form the underside. I've just joined in the second skein of yarn, so now I know I'm going to have enough. I'm surprised and pleased with how firm the fabric is turning out. I did choose a crochet hook on the small side for the yarn because I wanted a stiff fabric, but the yarn isn't tightly twisted, so I didn't know how it would go. It's better than I expected.

Experimenting is always fun, but they always recommend sampling when using a new yarn. Oh well, what they don't know won't hurt them. I usually end up experimenting (sampling, if you like) on something that can be used. And I'm happy enough to change my plans to suit the way a particular fibre wants to behave. In this case it's behaving beautifully.

2 comments:

Dee said...

oooh my fingers want to touch...
this is red not hot pink right?

Textile Tragic said...

definitely not hot pink--it's deep red-burgundy with subtle orange flecks!