I’ve actually finished something! Woohoo!
Some of you may recall my recent rant about this pattern. Briefly, the pattern underestimated the yarn requirement by almost a third, as well as having errors serious enough that I had to pretty much re-engineer the pattern from the picture.
I am, however, very pleased to report that the dyer in question has bent over backwards to rectify this situation. She offered me a full refund for the yarn, but she also dyed an extra skein of the rust colour just so that I could finish this beret. It’s for a Christmas present, so I am really happy to be able to complete it.
The extra yarn that she dyed was very slightly lighter than the original, but I got around this by knitting alternate rows of the two shades. I think it’s worked pretty well, I actually like the resulting marled effect:
Pattern: Beret pattern, from Devon Fine Fibres
Yarn: Pure Cashmere 4 ply, from Devon Fine Fibres
I finished this on Sunday, but today is the first chance I’ve had to photograph it in daylight. Here are some of the out-takes from my photo shoot with Steve this morning:
So glad that this got sorted! It looks beautiful and soft, and I bet it’s light as air isn’t it?
It’s so nice to see how beautiful it ended up after all the angst. I love a happy ending.
This looks so soft and luxurious. And the photo shoot looks like it was a hoot! Congrats on your unselfish FO!
It looks very nice, and you look happy with it:)
it looks so beautiful! And the alternative rows make it looke even nicer How nice of the dyer to fix the situation and dye more wool. Even when it is initially irritation i am sure you really pleased with getting the kit now
So adorable! What a happy smile!
Glad they sorted things out for you, and I love the slightly semi solid effect the two skeins give. It looks like a wonderful present.
Glad I’m not the only one who has out-takes from blog photo shoots :o)
I’m glad it came out so well, after all that! It looks beautiful.
Gorgeous!! Well done
It turned out really beautiful. I’m sure the recipient is going to love it!
It’s not too amazing that you look so happy in these photos given that I asked you to think about Daniel Craig who happened to sit next to you in the theatre the night before! (not that this bothers me at all….)
this one was a real adventure!
What a great hat – glad it worked out!
Love it! Love your smile too
Beautiful- I love the combination of colours and I think that the mix of dye lots has made it all the more pretty. But what’s this comment about Daniel Craig I see? Was that really real or just a wonderful daydream…
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All’s well that ends well.
That came out wonderful!!
looks fab – what a great Christmas present for some lucky person!
It turned out beautiful. I love the colors and you would never about the yarn accident.
what what what Danile Craig?? what what? please do tell!!
Now back to the subject at hand…love the beret! It’s worked really well knitting the two skeins alternately – glad you could get it all sorted out, it looks like it was worth it!
woops – or even DanIEL Craig!
yes, I do remember the rant and I’m so glad to see it turned out. And OMG the outtakes. SO cute!!!
So glad the hat got finished! It looks terrific. Glad the dyer helped out.
Did Daniel Craig really sit next to you?
You are so damn cute!! And what a lovely hat you have 😉 It looks so cuddly-soft!