Monday, 15 December 2014

Finished Knitting - Irish Eyes Beret


My latest finished knit was something that was on my 'To Make' list for a while - the Irish Eyes beret.  I don't really wear berets myself, what with the wind here and my natural instinct to just pull up my hood whenever I set foot outside.  My friend at work requested I make her one though, and it was originally a Post Christmas Plan (there's a lot of those floating around here at the moment...) but when I drew her name for Secret Santa, I knew it had to be done now.  I'm crazy pleased with how it turned out - look at those squishy wee bobbles!

For some reason I expected knitting bobbles to be mega awkward, but they weren't at all.  Just turning the knitting a few times for each one, easy.  In the process it seems like there's going to be a hole on one side of the bobble, but when the pattern takes shape the hole side is out of sight.  I used double knitting wool with merino (this one, in colour 12) and it was so soft and easy to work with.  I picked up five 100g balls when we went to Blackpool and after making this, and a jumper for my cousin, I still have nearly two balls left!  I think another hat for me is in order...

Of course I added a pompom - I used the yellow Clover pompom maker, but probably the pink sized one would have worked better.  They always turn out bigger than I expect!  My friend loved it anyway and put it on straight away.  I didn't do much good at the 'secret' part of the gift giving, but I'm not a big fan of a mystery anyway...  (I also got her the photo mug and book, and since she's a chocolate snob, some Hotel Chocolat goodies.)

(I'm guest blogging over at Two Days The Same with Sarah this month, check it out for daily photos!)
:)

6 comments:

  1. that's gorgeous! I should try out some different hats, I'm pretty stuck in the classic hat at the moment! but the bobbles give this beret a lovely texture and character! :) well done - I'm inspired to try knitting some bobbles too! jenny xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I tend to prefer the classic beanie to anything else, but this was surprisingly quick too :)

      Delete
  2. Ooh, I love this. I've never tried knitting bobbles either, although I've had a few knitting disasters that looked quite bobble-like :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha! You could claim they were meant to look like that...

      Delete
  3. That's a really lovely knit, Elise. I haven't tried knitting bobbles yet, but when I do I hope they'll turn out as good as yours :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay thanks, it was a fun knit :)

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...