Isn’t it lovely? This was my first time doing traditional fair isle with self-striping yarn, and it was just as rewarding as I imagined it would be. Well, maybe there was a little frustration; See that olive-green-ish section in the middle of the decreases? The design there was particularly lovely, but the color blends in a bit more than I would like it to. Because of that, it’s pretty likely that I will make another hat from this pattern with different yarns soon. Because I really enjoyed making it.
Pattern: Frances Beret
Designer: Fiona Morris
Yarn: MC was a Cascade DK alpaca blend, CC was Noro Chirimen
Time spent: Maybe 4 days, with not a lot of knitting time.
The only odd thing about this pattern was the means by which I attained it. I’ve never seen anything like it before; the pattern was free, and available online, but only if you e-mailed the designer directly. So I e-mailed her and three days later, the pattern was in my inbox. But this lovely design was definitely worth the wait.
Coming up soon:
- Possibly an outfit post. If I get the courage/time/desire to actually do my hair.
- Another shawl release party!
- Some bragging about a particularly awesome thrift store haul.
- How I decorated for the July 4th party.
- The shop opening!
Also, check out this amazing giveaway from Sometimes Sweet! She’s giving away a pair of shoes each day this week, and you know I’m going to blog about it every day for that extra entry. After all, I am the world’s best giveaway hound. Today the shoes are these gorgeous yellow platforms.