I just finished two knitting projects that I'd like to share, and one I'd like to give away.
First, the finished test knit...
I just finished a knitted beret/slouch using a pattern by my friend, Dilettant Knits
A nice tip when you're blocking a beret. In order to shape the beret, you can wet block it over a plate balanced on a cup. The curve of the plate opens up the lace patterning, and the cup allows the ribbed edge of the brim to shrink back so it'll stay on your head.
|before blocking, the lace is still a bit contracted|
|Beret: wet blocking on a plate|
|Beret: wet blocking on a plate balanced on a cup|
The other "knitted" project I finished is this spiral scarf using a novelty yarn product made by Rowan
. Rowan, the maker of KidSilk Haze yarn, also made this limited edition product called Kidsilk Creation. KidSilk Creation is a kind of tubular mesh novelty yarn using KidSilk Haze, but the problem is that it's not a very easy product to work with, and Rowan's team only came up with two projects to make with it... the same spiral scarf in a knit version or crochet version which are practically identical.
In any case, a friend gave me a hank in "smoke" color, and I used it to make this scarf which I now offer to you as a giveaway. The quality of the yarn is great as it's 70% mohair and 30% silk as per the usual KidSilk Haze yarn, it's soft as a kitten, and light as air. It would make a lovely holiday gift, and it's warm as can be!
Here are loads of people wearing their lovely scarves
|Shown wrapped once around|
|Shown folded in half and the ends threaded through|
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