Monday, January 11, 2010

A Fern Beret for Miss SockPixie

A few weeks ago, I posted a picture of some handspun, a Merino Silk blend. I spun the yarn as a light worsted singles using a short forward draw. The result was a yarn with very little fuzz, great shine, and body.



I had about 4 oz of yarn which left me if two choices: mittens, or a hat. I thought the yarn would be to feminine for a boy, and its "crispness" would allow for stitch play.

Berets are great to show off a stitch pattern as they have a large section that sits in a disc fashion on the head, whitout being stretched or distorted.
I picked a lace pattern that radiates toward the center of the beret, it actually reminds me of ferns. I blocked the beret gently to open up the lace. I love the color, the slight silky luster, and the timelessness of the style.


The beret is now Miss SockPixie's.

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9 comments:

Diane said...

What a beautiful young lady, and what a pretty beret!

Anonymous said...

Great work!

Celia said...

I love your work. Beautiful!

Sharon V said...

The beret was a very clever choice. It's as lovely as Miss Pixie.

Anonymous said...

Lovely!

Monika said...

The beret looks lovely. The shiny yarn looks awesome. I don't like to wear berets. My ears would freeze off, but I would love to knit them, because they are fast and display stitch patterns, or color work so beautifully.

Anonymous said...

How beautiful!

Maureen said...

Gorgeous beret, and yarn. Will this be a yarn base you will be dying in the future?? (hope so!)

Maureen said...

Love the beret and yarn! Will this be a yarn base that you will be dying and putting up for sale sometime? (Hope so!)