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.