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Sunday, 23 September 2012

Weekend Knitting: Quick and easy berets

I needed an instant gratification knitting project for this weekend. So I thought of making a beret.
I searched a lot of patterns but none were what I wanted and they all used circular needles... Argh... I hate working with circular needles... And I didn't have any DPN's above 4mm... 
Finally I found this pattern: Ysolda's Urchin. It is simple but cute. Can be made fitter or slouchier. And, joy of joy, is knitted with straight needles!!! Uses short row shaping and provisional cast on.
I've been meaning to try provisional cast on for some time and this was the opportunity. I've got to say that I am in love with it! No more (almost always horrible and visible) seams!!
Precisava de um projecto de tricot rápido para este fim-de-semana. Então pensei em fazer um gorro.
Procurei muitos modelos mas nenhum era o que queria e todos utilizavam agulhas circulares... Odeio trabalhar com agulhas circulares... E não tinha nenhumas de dupla ponta maiores que 4mm...
Encontrei por fim este modelo da designer Ysolda: Urchin. É simples mas giro. Pode ser feito mais justo ou mais largo. E, alegria das alegrias, é feito com agulhas normais!!! Usa técnica de carreiras curtas e montagem de malhas provisória.
Há já algum tempo que queria experimentar a montagem de malhas provisória e esta foi a oportunidade para isso. Estou encantada com a técnica! Adeus às (quase sempre horríveis e visíveis) costuras!







Since this took me just half a day to finish, I started and finished another one. With bulkier yarn and larger needles.
I ran out of yarn at the middle of the 7 wedge, out of 8. I decided to finished it like that to see if it would look good anyway. And it does. You can't even tell it was left off half way on the pattern. And it fits. Guess if I completed the 8 wedges it would have turned out too big. So, some good things about this pattern: you can make mistakes, run out of yarn and change needle and yarn sizes, and it will turn out to look good anyway! :)
Uma vez que levei apenas meio dia para terminar, ainda comecei e acabei outro gorro. Com lã mais grossa e agulhas mais largas. 
A lã acabou a meio da 7ª cunha, das 8 necessárias. Decidi terminar à mesma para ver se mesmo assim ficava bem. E fica. Nem se percebe que não terminei como era suposto. E serve-me. Se calhar, tendo terminado a 8ª cunha ficaria muito grande. Então, coisas boas acerca deste modelo: podemos enganar-nos, ficar sem lã e usar agulhas ou lã diferentes do que pedem as instruções, e acaba por ficar bem à mesma! :)





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6 comments:

  1. Awesome...LOVE your beret! I found you on the chq blog hop and am your 10th GFC follower! :)

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    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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  2. Rita,

    I just wanted to let you know that you come up as a no reply blogger so people can't respond to your comments! :(

    I just wanted to let you know!

    Marilyn

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    1. Oh, I had no idea... And I can't find the way to alter that. Can you help?
      Thank you for letting me know.

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  3. Those are so cute! I wish I could knit :(

    Love,

    Rowan

    www.redreidinghood.com

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  4. Great hats! One day I'll learn how to knit...!
    xL

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