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.


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!