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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Another Beret

I knit this on a whim. I just wanted to do it. It'll make a nice gift for someone one day. I put some of my Knit One Crochet Too Babyboo to work on this All-Day Beret from Debbie Stoller. It was fun and knit-up pretty fast. I've seen other knitters finished Beret's on Ravelry and many have the same net drape like I do. My favorites are the people who used the recommended yarn Bamboo Ewe. Such nice colors. I want some.

Pillow Cushion February KAL

This is my first KAL in the UAE. I'm really excited. I chose a huge pillow to cover. It's 44cm's square. I bought it from Ikea already covered to go with this woven stool.

I thought it would look nice with a knitted cover in a fancy pattern. Some of the nicest pillow patterns are with cables and I was trying to avoid them because I've never done them before. I originally chose Knit One Crochet Too Babyboo and the Willow Bud and Carillon Pattern, but I didn't know how to k1 p1 k1 p1 into the same stitch. I don't think the yarn and this pattern would've worked anyway.

So I switched to the Embossed leaf pattern instead. It's very easy to knit and the stitch count makes it versitile enough for any kind of panel. I love this pattern but it didn't work with the yarn either. The yarnovers at the base of the leaf was too open. You'd be able to see the white cushion underneath.

Then finally I decided to shop for new yarn. I found Dream Classy, from the LYS Magrudy's. The suggested needle size is 5.o but I think a 3.75 would net better results. I chose a new stitch pattern called Firefly. It's originaly from the Vogue Stitchionary book, but I found it on the Lion brand website for free. Although I think it works best with finer gauges, I think it's going to work.