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Old 03-07-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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Finished! My first beret
I'm a beginner and before this, have knitted a scarf. That's it. I taught myself to knit from the internet and a book my mom got, and any mistakes were helped with here So I decided to tackle this beret for my best friends birthday and finished it JUST in time.

It was surprisingly easy for me being a beginner. I did buy the wrong wool, so at first it was too small, and I had to rip it out. Then the pattern was doubled and it's now too big. Also, when the pattern was doubled there was a row of purling that should have been knitting, causing a line to show in the finished hat. Next time I do it, I'll be aware of that and fix it!

Anyway, I'll probably show this to my friend and tell her that I will makeher a better one, it will just be late haha. And i love how soft it is!!
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:26 PM   #2
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Wow, you're really doing good! I've not tried any kind of clothing yet. Just dish cloths and working on my second afghan. Keep up the good work.
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:02 PM   #3
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Way to go! It's okay if it's a bit big -- the slouchy look is in. If it's wool you could always try to shrink it just a bit, too. I love the color.
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Old 03-07-2009, 08:37 PM   #4
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That is great! WAY better than my first one! Your friend will be so thankful! Is that Caron Simply Soft? I like the sheen.
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:33 AM   #5
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I think it looks great! And, as people have reminded me - if you don't point out the flaws to your friends, then they will never notice a mistake! I doubt that she would ever notice a row of purls and if she did, she would probably think they were there on purpose!! :-)

I say give it to her and see how if fits her - she might LOVE it and not want a different one! :-)

I am so glad that you were able to finish it!

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Old 03-08-2009, 10:51 AM   #6
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Congrats to you!! It looks wonderful!

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Old 03-08-2009, 11:04 AM   #7
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Congrats on your first beret it looks good!

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Old 03-08-2009, 01:46 PM   #8
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haha thanks guys :D
no, even if i wanted to shrink it i couldn't because the wool on the package said it won't shrink.
and she does love it but wishes the line of purling wasn't there, and we actually could fit the hat on two people, haha.
so i'm going to rip it all out and start over and try and make it smaller and fit better. at least i know i can do it!
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nice n cool colour
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:07 PM   #10
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looks great and you are doing a grea thing by trying something new each time you knit. that's how I learn. Just pick something I wish I knew how to do but don't and by the end I at least know how to do it if not well. LOL
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