I have posted quite a lot on social media about this project, and it is finished, gone to Canada, styled and now blogged! Whoohoo! It will be a free pattern to be released in a couple of weeks on the blog.
The Beret was knitted for the lovely Cee from Coco and Vera - and marks my third collaboration with a fashion blogger (my first two collaborations resulted in a slouchy beanie hat and, of course, the book clutch). I love these collaborations. They take me out of my comfort zone, and really make me think from the end result to the process to achieve it. I usually see a pattern and then try to imagine what it would look like - it is a very interesting point of view to do it the other way.
The brief was simple: a raspberry beret that would not be itchy. Cee happens to be allergic to animal hairs, and was really sad not be able to wear any knitting stuff.And the thread solution came from the TFA's Year in Colour Club 2013 January package, a skein of Mulberry Silk (100% silk). And guess what, it works for Cee!
And it is amazing to knit with. And the colour, OMG the colour.. I have tried really hard to capture it - but I am still not sure I am doing it justice.
In case you wonder, the beret requires one skein, held double. It is really not complicated, but makes a nice change of shape! Better get back to writing this pattern..