Birdwatching

I couldn't wait very long to begin my Birdwatcher Beret. I picked up the kit at Morehouse Farm's post-Rhinebeck wine-and-cheese party. Clever people, those Morehouse folk. Get a bunch of knitters who are already high on fiber, invite them to a fabby yarn store, and serve them some wine. Their sales must have went through the roof.

Although I saw this kit at Morehouse's booth at the fair, it wasn't until I tried on the store sample that I knew that I had found the perfect beret. I just had to make this hat when I saw how nice it looked on my head (sorry, no picture of that).

After my recent gauge disaster, I am taking no chances. Before I dive into this project, I'm knitting myself a little swatch in the round.

BirdwatcherBeretSwatch.jpg

Featherlight is interesting yarn. It looks rather bulky in the hank, but it knits up on US6s. Granted, the resulting fabric is quite dense, but it's still soft and flexible. This will, indeed, be one warm hat.

 

Hi! I LOVE your blog and projects, just wanted to say hi. The stalker from Spain :P
xoxo

Hey there Colleen,

It was nice to see you on Friday. It seems that I'm not able to spend more than like 15 min with you whenever I'm in town, however. Oh, well. :/ One of these days I'll get off of work a little earlier.

Anyhoo, I'm way bummed that I missed out on that beret kit. Can't wait to see it all knit up!

Hey there Colleen,

It was nice to see you on Friday. It seems that I'm not able to spend more than like 15 min with you whenever I'm in town, however. Oh, well. :/ One of these days I'll get off of work a little earlier.

Anyhoo, I'm way bummed that I missed out on that beret kit. Can't wait to see it all knit up!

Hey there Colleen,

It was nice to see you on Friday. It seems that I'm not able to spend more than like 15 min with you whenever I'm in town, however. Oh, well. :/ One of these days I'll get off of work a little earlier.

Anyhoo, I'm way bummed that I missed out on that beret kit. Can't wait to see it all knit up!

Hey there Colleen,

It was nice to see you on Friday. It seems that I'm not able to spend more than like 15 min with you whenever I'm in town, however. Oh, well. :/ One of these days I'll get off of work a little earlier.

Anyhoo, I'm way bummed that I missed out on that beret kit. Can't wait to see it all knit up!

mmmm, that hat's gonna be perfect for the fall weather we've been having on the east coast! hope the rest of your weekend was fun!

mmmm, that hat's gonna be perfect for the fall weather we've been having on the east coast! hope the rest of your weekend was fun!

I'm always happy when I see knitters knitting swatches. I know, I know it takes a lot of self-control not to drive right into your project, but it's worth it!

Didn't you make an incredibly thick double knit hat last winter? I don't think too warm is a bad thing for your climate.

Hey, how did I miss the beret at Morehouse?!

This is great! I'm knitting a beret for my dd right now - but this yarn is lovely. :0)

I can't wait to see how it comes out, yay!

Would love to find a pattern for a little girl-2 yrs. old Thank you.

Hi! Just wanted to ask if you can share your patterns, especially of the beret. I am an avid knitter myself, always shopping for the next best yarn, and have at least 7 projects in the hopper. Thank you!

Nevermind! I saw your link..*sips her coffee* LOL.

Nevermind! I saw your link..*sips her coffee* LOL.

Nevermind! I saw your link..*sips her coffee* LOL.

The Featherlight Morehouse yarn looked enticing, but I can't find any info about it on their site. I found the kit but no color samples for Featherlight. Suggestions? Thanks!

 

Comments are closed on this entry.


Previous | List | Next


(Viva Knitsmiths South!)

Knitting Bloggers
Previous | Next