My Bosc Angora Beret

On my last visit to Paris, one of the specialty yarns I purchased was a single skein of angora from Lil’ Weasel.

I generally try to purchase yarns from the actual city or country I’m visiting.  But I just couldn’t resist this angora from Lang Yarns of Germany.

The reason I decided to purchase a non-Parisian yarn was that the gals of Lil’Weasel had knit a sample hat using this yarn and I loved it.

I was going to knit that hat pattern but it unfortunately needed over 1 skein of the yarn, and I only had one skein.  Wish the gals would have directed me to purchase a second skein, but oh well…

I took to looking in my Ravelry Queue and easily found another hat pattern that I could make work: the Bosc Hat.

My skein of worsted yarn was 137 yards versus the required 180-220 yards for the the Bosc hat.  I threw caution to the wind and decided I was going to knit until I ran out of yarn.  If I had to frog it, it wouldn’t be the end of the world; I’d just pick a different pattern.

I cast on for the smallest size but I omitted a decent amount of the ribbing (at least 4 rows) in order to save on some yardage.  I knit the pattern as written, but started my decreases much sooner.  This resulted in a lovely, fluffy beret instead of semi-slouchy hat.

I certainly didn’t have any extra bits of this yarn remaining after weaving in the ends; which is just fine by me!

I love the halo that results in using angora fibers – this yarn is a 70% angora/30% merino mix.  The colorway I used was #0072, aka a light blue color.

Well… that’s all I have for you today on my Bosc beret.  Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

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