5.03.2011

Three Cloudy Days In A Row


This post is so terribly overdue.

A few months ago now, I had some samples of my Cloudy Day beret knit up for my trunk shows. As soon as I got them back from my sample knitters I popped them in the mail and never got a chance to get a decent picture of my three Cloudy Day berets all together.

I think they are all so pretty. I had to share them with you.


I always love to show how yarn choice can make all of the difference when making a pattern. 

The gray beret in the front was knit by Sarah from Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight and it is soft, luxurious and much heavier than the other two berets. This would be the yarn I would choose for a warmer, more wintry version.

The second, pale blue beret was my original pattern sample knit by myself out of Classic Elite Fresco. Its soft and very lightweight.

The third, brighter blue beret was knit for me by Veronika and was knit from Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk. I would call this the dressiest of the Cloudy Day berets. The yarn is smooth with a silky sheen. This beret has a lot of drape and the smoothness of the yarn shows off the stitch definition very well.


I feel that all three of the yarns used were good matches for this pattern, and would recommend all of them. 

All are considered sport weight yarns, but all produced a different result.
These gray and blue tones are so calming together, aren't they? I really love this color palette.




Thank you again to my fabulous sample knitters for doing such a good job on these hats for me!

The Cloudy Day beret pattern is available for purchase HERE.



15 comments:

Cat said...

Oddly enough, it comes out sea green on my monitor, but that hardly detracts... In fact, I love the color! I must say, I do agree with you, it is the same pattern, but each yarn and color gives a completely different "feel" when looking at them...

Cat

Deb said...

Beautiful times three!

Suzanne said...

Happy to see these beauties!

Lucy said...

Yes, I love your patterns, Alana. When are you releasing new ones?

Anika said...

Those are wonderful, I love hand knitted hats. If only I had the patience!

Kuninganna said...

Очень красивые, нежные береты!! Обязательно свяжу себе тоже!!

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Nice pictures and beautiful yarn. Enjoy!

Rachael said...

I love the difference the yarn makes!

KnittyBarb said...

I have a lovely gray color of Classic Elite Fresco - when you first released Cloudy Day, I bought and printed the pattern, wound the yarn and popped it all into a project bag. It's still there and it's 90° outside so I guess I won't be knitting it anytime soon. Love the pattern though!

Maryse said...

They are indeed fabulous!

Becky said...

Ooo, those colors are yummy! Would you want to share something with us that you've made recently? ‎{Share the Love} link up party is starting tomorrow at mydomesticdesign.com! Please come link up!

Judy@fab said...

I am always wanting to do this - you know, the exact same pattern in multiple fibers - it is GREAT to see these together! Two of my favorite fibers, too!

Isabelle said...

These are so pretty! Love, love them. Such lovely colours and textures.

Kerry said...

I am a new podcast listener. I am enjoying listening to the series from the start and I will be checking out your patterns. I do like the hats and perhaps this project would be a small way to get back into lace knitting! Kerry

tkaitka said...

:)