Friday, February 5, 2010

Ishbel Beret

Last night I finished a cute little beret for Elliot's best buddy, Cameron's, Mom Kirsten.  Wow, that was a long sentence.  I hope she likes it.  This little beret pattern was written by Ysolda and can be found here. 

Pattern:  Ishbel by Ysolda
Yarn:  Fleece Artist Sea Wool in Ebony
Needles:  Size 2 for Brim and Size 6 for Beret Body

The pattern gave me a few problems and I ripped back, knit up, ripped back, knit up but I would not let it defeat me!  In the end Jeanie won!  If I do this beret again, I would put stitch markers between the lace repeats, which may end up being a pain since your round beginning changes twice.  I would also make it just a bit more slouchy or just do the next size up!  This one is size small.
I think it will fit Kirsten well, she is a little tiny thing.  It is not a very warm hat but I hope she enjoys it!

1 comment:

  1. jeanie this is GORgeous!!! I know she'll love it - you did a great job - again :-) can't help but think that you starting something, ripping it out and starting again is just the way it works best for you - ha!!