Stray knitted beret
Miss Crayola Creepy 2:43 PM Completed projectknitting Tasha's Victory beret pattern I realized how much I enjoyed color work knitting and immediately got started on another project, Andi Satterlund's Stray beret. It's probably not a surprise to anyone that this was my next knitting project, my love for leopard print is well documented throughout my blog. I have leopard clothes, so of course the next step would be knitting a beanie :)
Victory beret there were many different colors used throughout, but while knitting there were only two colors used in each row. With Stray I learned how to knit with three strands at once. In my right hand I held the tan (main color) and in my left I held the dark brown and black. As I went along it seemed like the dark brown yarn wasn't being held tight enough and looked a little puffy. Luckily my problems blocked right out for the most part.
I would like to inform everyone that I have since gotten my bangs trimmed, so no need to stress over that situation!
The yarn was purchased online at Knit Picks. I used the Swish DK Yarn which was nice to knit with and was super affordable. I tend to knit pretty tight, so I used needles a size up, a 3 for the ribbing and a 6 for the color work. Knitting with double pointed needles drives me crazy, so I used magic loop to finish off.
Lebron doesn't know what to think.
Overall, the pattern was great to knit. Andi did a good job of designing something that looks difficult, but is actually really straightforward to make. Now I just need recommendations for another color work pattern. What's your favorite? I think I'm addicted.