Speaking of Lagniappe...

TheKnittingMill's picture

Here are a couple of more FO's. I'm starting to feel uneasy, because if my UFO pile gets any smaller I'm afraid I might get kicked out of the club! (",)

First up are some open-fingered gloves so I can perfect my Jersey Shore fist pump even in winter. They were made from one skein of RH Heart & Sole and are 80/20 Wool/Nylon. The colorway is Toasted Almond. I used the pattern from "The Knitting Man(ual)" called Go Anywhere Gloves. The only modification I did was not do the twisted rib or stockinette. This yarn's hardy and didn't need it. I've also knitted the pattern as written with Knit Picks Felici as their sock wool is very soft and needed the structure and wearability of the extra stitches. I used US 2 bamboo DPN's. I LOVE the pattern and LOVE the book, but figured out I can't knit with these on, so I'm saving these for when I'm not knitting and making another pair completely fingerless.

The second was INTENDED for Mommy Dearest, but is now mine. See, this is one of the first things I made her and it took her 3 years of not wearing it to tell me she wasn't a hat person....yeah....3. So, when I was over at her house the other night I saved the beret from her closet. I'll probably gift it to a friend. It was crocheted with a G hook and LB wool ease in eggplant. M.D. is now on my SHKNITLIST! (teach her to use the wire hangers dammit..."Now whose got the plastic hip MOMMA!?!)

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice work, Mill. I

Very nice work, Mill. I always remember an old photo series in National Geographic where they show how authentic French berets were made: The original, handknit, caps were about 2 to 3 feet across and rigorously hand felted until they shrank down to the average size. Amazing. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

rmbm612's picture

Fiber Trends has a felted

Fiber Trends has a felted beret pattern that has been around for a long time. Its pattern AC-6. I've done a beret with worsted weight but would do another one in sports weight yarn. The worsted weight was too heavy and board-like for my taste.
If you go to www.fibertrends.com, click on downloadable patterns, select "Hats, Mittens, and Scarves", go to page 3, you will find the pattern for immediate download as a PDF for $6.50. The pattern is AC6E. Have used this site often with excellent results.

albert's picture

Thanks for the tip, Bill!

Thanks for the tip, Bill!

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Hey Millie! The gloves are

Hey Millie!

The gloves are damn good looking!!!!! But what interests me is the beret... now although I have felted a lot of projects in the past I've always used a pattern for them. But what intrigues me..... and there are several things that do..... is just how that beret would look like felted. I would have to do some research on it as I'm sure there must be a formula on how much larger to knit something that in the end would make it fit correctly. If anyone has some input on the subject throw it my way!

Also Mr. Prolific Knitter, is the pattern readily available?

Your humble servant, (yeh, right!)

Chris

MMario's picture

a starting rule of thumb is

a starting rule of thumb is 33 % larger

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Mr. MMario... that is what

Mr. MMario... that is what Tallguy and I were talking about via PM. I agree with him as it depends on the yarn type and all that.... it would take a heck of a lot of gauge swatching and calculation but I think it's do-able. 3X is what everyone keeps telling me but again... what size needles?

Gonna figure this out if it kills me and when I do I swear I won't share that info with anyone! (kidding...y'all know I will.)

Chris

MMario's picture

It does depend on the yarn

It does depend on the yarn and the needles - the 33% rule of thumb is just a jumping off point. Though in the few felted projects I've done it was close enough that wet blocking allowed me to get what I wanted.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks Tex! I think a

Thanks Tex! I think a felted beret would be awesome, but unfortunately I can't offer any advice as I haven't felted anything yet (on purpose anyway). I couldn't remember the exact pattern I used, but I linked to one on Ravelry that was the most like it. If I find the exact one I used I'll send it your way ; )

If some sissy tried to kick my ass I would say, "Hey, Mary, go knit me a sweater before I slap you in the face!”
--Eric Cartman, South Park

albert's picture

You Cajun boys!

You Cajun boys!

Tom Hart's picture

woof!

woof!

murfpapa's picture

Great work on the gloves and

Great work on the gloves and the fits well. (And the model is very ruggedly handsome!)

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks John! Flattery will

Thanks John! Flattery will get you everywhere (",)

albert's picture

love the fingerless gloves,

love the fingerless gloves, and orgasmic over the beret! As for lagniappe, I've given it up to maintain my boyish figure.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Thanks Albert! I need a

Thanks Albert! I need a cigarette...was it good for you?