December 29, 2010

Sideways Grande Cloche

I finished my Sideways Grande Cloche today and I absolutely LOVE it! Turns out 2nd time's the charm, as my first try came out way too tall for my head even though I followed pattern instructions. My modifications were casting on 33 sts instead of 42(!) as the pattern originally called for, and 1/2 inch wider in circumference which worked out perfectly.

The yarn used is Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky from It's a wool/alpaca blend which is super warm and cozy! It's also very ""bouncy"" in feel and knits up nice and fast. The dark teal color looks great and classy. I can't wait to wear it out!

This is my first finished project from Boutique Knits. It's my favorite knitting book at the moment, there are so many projects I want to try! I'm still working on the Bamboo Diamond Shell, but it's temporarily hibernating as I am into more wintery knits right now.

I just got a nice shipment of yarn from Jimmy Bean's Wool and will be working on Nimbus next. I'll be using Berroco Peruvia Quick, super-bulky weight yarn, so it should (hopefully) be another fast & fun knit. I'm still waiting for yarn from WEBS to arrive so I can start on the Owls sweater!

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