Thursday, September 04, 2008

September Project of the Month: Sugar Mountain Beret

As cooler weather swiftly approaches Rosie's has shifted into high gear in preparation for fall. A lot of this means we've been gussying up (come check out the new space if you haven't already -- I still have paint in my hair!), excitedly putting out the new fall yarns (Rowan is on its way - check here for first notice of arrival!) and dreaming up the perfect projects to compliment your Fall wardrobe. Fall is a wonderful time of year: the smell of crushed leaves, apple cider, crisp clear mornings, hayrides, pumpkins, the beauty of foliage, my..ahem..birthday. Most importantly, hand knits are worn again after a summer hiatus and appreciated once more.

While on vacation this summer in the mountains armed with a few balls of yarn, needles and no doubt dreaming about cooler weather, Courtney designed the beautiful Sugar Mountain Beret. Knit out of Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk Aran and designed to show off the many wonderful qualities of the yarn: sheen, drape, stitch definition, softness and subtle rich colors, the beret is an interesting and enjoyable knit from start to finish. Necessary skills include knitting in the round, reading charts, lace and cable comprehension, increasing and decreasing. The result speaks for itself:

Isn't D.C. Beautiful?

If you would like a jump start on Fall, too, download a .pdf of the Sugar Mountain Beret below. Knit one for yourself, or get ahead on Holiday knitting for those you love.


Vanessa said...

Is this pdf no longer available?

knithappy said...

It is available!
It seems that the link is broken. I'll fix it, but in the meantime you can copy and paste the above url into your browser and that'll get you there.