Monday, September 24, 2007

Mrs Beeton's

New member, hello everyone! Here are a set of Mrs Beetons that I started very late Saturday night and finished on Sunday afternoon. I used Jaeger extra fine merino dk with a mohair & metallic thread yarn I found in a charity shop and have had stashed for a while. I dont know what make it is. I didnt use beads but the metallic thread makes the fabric glint, the overall effect against the dark grey merino reminds me of quartz. I still used a long tail cast on, but I also did the first row on both layers double stranded, using the tail end as well as the working yarn. The only other change I made to the pattern was to bind off using both yarns, which was just sloppy pattern reading on my part, but I'm happy with the result.

These were so quick to do. The cast on and first row was annoying on my addis, but after that I zoomed through. I'll be making more for Christmas presents, theyre warm, dont use much yarn, quick to make, and very pretty.


Kay said...

Those are really pretty. They have been on my list to make for some time now.

Hattie said...

Totally cute, I love the ruffly look to those.

Vanessa said...

Very very pretty and dainty looking! I have wanted to make these but was unsure of their practicality. Or does there need to be one? ha

CathyCate said...

Those are lovely!
I do find, anything that warms the wrist, warms the fingers. And even if they weren't warm, they're just so pretty!

Beth said...

What a beautiful project!