Friday, 7 September 2012

Aurora Beret

Suddenly I seem to have had enough of scarf-shawls and started making berets!  Don't really know why - I just go where the whim takes me!

So far I have only made one - the Aurora beret, which is a child's beret from Woollywormhead.  I used the same baby alpaca that I used in the Piper's Journey shawls, but in a colourway called Sunset, which is an orangey-red.  It was a bit tricky getting the bobbles to all come out the same and in the end I altered the pattern for these to get a good consistency.  Here's the finished product...

Baby Alpaca, sunset, top

Baby Alpaca, sunset, underside

Once I made up my own way of doing the bobbles, things were quite straightforward.  I love the pattern, even though the bobble rows are slow to do, and the little purl and hole pattern in between sets off the bobbles nicely...

Baby Alpaca, sunset, detail

4 comments:

Annie said...

That's so pretty Penny and how clever of your to change the pattern like that.
Hugs,
A x

Babajeza said...

Wow, very cool. :-)

quilterliz said...

G'day Penny. I love the colour. Great beret. take care. Liz...

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

How pretty, and such a gorgeous colour!