The biggest setback of this project was the yarn—breaks EVERYWHERE!!! I had to weave in at least 14 ends, yikes. The cowl is soft and will be plenty warm, but if this yarn hadn’t been free I would’ve been mighty bitter about knitting this thing.
According to Ravelry, I have made over sixty knitted items in my lifetime. But Ravelry can’t see into my sock drawer, where this beret had lain, finished and unblocked and forgotten, for over a year. I dug it out three days ago and after a quick wash, it’s ready to wear! Not by me, because I already have a beret in this same pattern, but I have a friend in mind whom it would suit perfectly. Just goes to show that even the most studious record-keeping can fall by the wayside.
Yarn: 2.5 skeins of Debbie Mumm for Jo-Ann Traditions in “Heather Haze”
Needles: US 9
Time: October 2011-February 4, 2012
FINALLY managed to block this cowl just in time to promise my new roommate a knitted present. I think it will suit her and the upcoming cold Ohio winters just fine!
I finished this scarf in the warmer months, but didn’t block it until the fall. I have little time for photography these days, so hopefully this can be better captured in the winter when I can get more use out of it!
The yarn is excellent and great for warmth, and I had no major issues with the pattern other than the tightness at the flat edge that most triangular shawls are wont to do.