Friday, March 07, 2014

So Mochi fun

 I've been having such fun. Mochi is a yarn from Crystal Palace Yarns. It's 80% Merino wool and 20% nylon and comes in all sorts of marvelous colors. There was a Mochi Hat contest on Ravelry and I wanted to enter. I ordered two balls of Chunky Mochi intense rainbow from K2TOG in Albany, CA on Friday, February 21.
 It was delivered to my post office box on Monday the 24. I had until Friday, the 28 to get it finished and post a photo before noon. I was still knitting the last row of ribbing Friday morning. There was no way I could get it blocked and photographed and uploaded before noon. Well, darn it.
 The beret project combines knitting and weaving. First, you warp your loom-board on a kraft paper pattern.
 Then you weave the weft yarn to make your circle beret top.
 The woven circle does not have to be hemmed. Pick up the warp and weft loops all around the edge and begin knitting.
I think it is really neat. To toot my own horn: please check out my book, Knitter's Weaving Book. There is a free downloadable PDF pattern for another beret using the same technique on that page. The book is also available on

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