Since my last post, I’ve knit several things, but I don’t have photographic proof of all of them. I did get a Christmas gift for a colleague at school finished! We draw names every year for Christmas and birthdays and I always knit my people a present. I have also knit the birthday gift as well, but it is one of the presents I gifted without getting a pic. (I can still get one though…her gift is displayed in her classroom. This will make sense when you see it.)
In the meantime, here is the Christmas gift.
The pattern is Crown Royale by Mickie Swall. It is a free pattern on Ravelry.
It is a very straightforward and easy pattern. You knit the cabled brim first, graft the ends together, and then pick up stitches along one edge to knit the body of the hat. The cluster stitch adds texture and keeps you from getting bored.
The recipient has lovely black curly hair. I think berets look especially good on people with curly hair. On me with my straight, flat hair….not so good.
Pattern: Crown Royale by Mickie Swall
Yarn: Malabrigo Silky Merino. One ball? (I don’t remember)
Needles: Size 3 or 4. (Again…no memory and no notes)
Cast On: Sometime in December.
Finished: Before the Christmas party!
New things going on:
My knitting friends and I all jumped on the bandwagon that is the Jeweled Cowl. We spent our last knit night matching yarn (Malabrigo Lace, of course) to beads. I already had both at home, so I just
enabled helped others decide. I cast on as soon as I got home that night and it is coming along!
I am using the Polar Morn colorway with some lovely deep sea blue beads. Even though it’s extremely easy, it is an addictive knit. On one row, you knit the yarn overs and decreases; on the next row, you add the beads. The rest of the cowl is knit in stockinette. Super simple.
I also cast on Molly using Malabrigo Arroyo, which is sport weight. The pattern calls for Worsted, so I upped the stitch count. I’ll deal with adjusting the decreases when I get there. In the meantime, the Arroyo is showing the stitch definition and the cable beautifully. The colorway is Candombe.
Bridget wanted to make her second appearance on the blog.
She says, “It’s about time!”