Tuesday, December 29, 2009

FO: Cabernet

Recently, Margaux and I decided to do a little beret swap. This is the one I knit for her:

pattern: Meret (Mystery Beret) by Wooly Wormhead (Raveled)
yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool) in 501 (Cabernet) - less than 1 skein
needles: US8
made for: Margaux

As much as we both love cables, I wanted to knit her something that was a little different from other berets she already has, so I chose this pattern. We've often discussed a shared love of Malabrigo...and wine...so this yarn choice was a no-brainer. I knit the medium size, with one inch of ribbing, and one extra repeat for extra slouch, figuring that would look good with her gorgeous curls, and look- I was right!

Neither of us know why it's taken us so long to do a swap, but we both now know this won't be our last - and that's fine with me. I have mad love for this girl and I had an absolute blast knitting for her! Look at how freaking cute she is! (Hey, M- can you model all of my finished knits?) :)

Now I know you want to see the one she knit for me. Here it is:

Am I lucky or what? It's seriously gorgeous! And it's Koigu! 'Nuff said. :)

Oh no wait, I have something else to say: I LOVE IT!


jillian said...

You both look gorgeous in your lovely new berets! Glad to see you with a big smile ;)

Erin said...

You guys are so cute! I love both of the hats. SO fab.

Mouse said...

Awesome! I really need to knit a Meret!

Anonymous said...

I am always amazed at how my stipples knit up. The beret is just wonderful Margaux. Ahhh, remebering fun times with you in Columbus. Warm weather with warmer friends. Speaking of are we going to see you in Long Beach next week ? By the way where does Nonnahs live there is no snow in her picture. That's not fair considering its up to our knees here and still coming.

mames said...

Such an awesome swap. I love the slouch factor on both of you. Happy new year and see you soon! Hugs.

Virginia said...

Both berets are gorgeous! I love them.

And Happy New Year!

the greenhorn knitter said...

I am a sucker for berets, and these are simply fabulous!! The red is great!!