December 22, 2006
Scarves and berets
Today's eye candy is comprised of four fabulous Shifting Sands scarves:
These beauties are the first additions to the newly created Shifting Sands gallery. I'm delighted with how the pattern is knitting up in all different yarns! As always, I'm thankful for all gallery submissions - just e-mail me to have your FO featured!
By the way - although Shifting Sands is a stockinette-based pattern, I found that it did not curl into a tube when I knit it. Seeing four more SS scarves, none of which appear to be curling, leads me to believe that the cable-heavy stitch pattern keeps things nice and flat.
Allow me to switch gears for a second, and ask you for a pattern suggestion: berets. Someone very near and dear to my heart has asked me for a periwinkle beret to match her new coat (you have one guess to identify this mystery person, considering her love for periwinkle).
I requested Ann Budd's Handy Book of Patterns from the library because I believe there's a pattern in there. Where else should I look? I want to make a very traditional, non-slouchy beret (like this one from Nordstrom), all solid-colored, gauge between 4.5 and 7 stitches per inch. Hit me with it!