Some yarns just feel at home in your hands.  It may be any combination of texture, drape, suitability to your project and color, and when you find it, it’s nirvahhhhna.

Ishbel Beret

I have a new crush:  Sundara Sock Yarn.  370 yards of plied springiness and good manners touched with the gorgeous color that has made Sundara famous.  I hereby take back previous generalizations about superwash wool.  Judge the yarns one at a time: some are fabulous.

Pattern: Ishbel Beret by Ysolda Teague

Yarn: Sundara Sock in colorway Hot Chilies, received in trade with rosiekitty. Needles, US 2 and US 7 Addi Lace circs.

I needed another hat.  I’ve worn the Narragansett beret almost every day since it finished blocking.  More berets are necessaire.  I have lots of hair.  (No, that’s not me in the pictures, silly.) I hate wet hair.  Snow = wet hair.  Rain = wet hair.  You get the idea.

Slouchy, but not too much

Mods: Medium size, but went down one needle size from recommendation (to US 2) for brim.  Used picot turning ridge instead of purl ridge.  Completed 2 full repeats of vine lace (instead of three), plus partial repeat (as written) for a somewhat-but-not-ridiculously slouchy finish.  It fits me the same as my model.

View from the top

Love the yarn.

Love the colorway.   I mean, anyone see any nutmeg in this???

Love the pattern. Completed in less than a week, without total monogamy.

The best part:  enough yarn left over to make a cowl, so my crush doesn’t have to end anytime soon.

Next up: the BFL-along on Knitter’s Review and Ravelry with the Knitter’s Book of Wool group.  Swatching underway.  Stay tuned!


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One Response to “Crush”

  1. sandy Says:

    beautiful! A beret with lots of class!

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