Thursday, February 18, 2010
FO: Beaumont Tam
Pattern: Beaumont Tam
Yarn: 2 skein of orange and green in Kauri Merino Possum Silk
Needles: US 5 dpn and circular needles
Started: February 12, 2010 - Ravelympic Opening Ceremonies
Finished: February 15, 2010
I do have to say that there are some things I did change and some I didn't mean to change. First off, now looking back at the directions, my 2x2 rib is too long. I didn't realize that when the pattern called for 1" (3/4") ... those are for two different patterns... The one inch is the Tam and then the three-quarters inch is the Beanie version. sigh. Not a full 1 and 3/4 inch. I'm sure I'm getting points deducted for not staying in form or something... but perhaps I'll gain points for creativity???
In the beginning I wanted the details to be in orange and the background in green, but once I got really into the pattern I wasn't feeling the contrast. I then ripped back, but not all the way. You can see the orange wave line where I had attempted the switched colors.
I didn't rip back further because there was an increase row and didn't feel that I had to go back and redo those too.
The yarn is really soft, lofty and with the added silk a smoothness is definitely there. The tam has a bit of a fuzzy halo to it that I kinda like. The colors don't contrast enough for my liking, but it's not like I wont wear the hat;)