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Knitting ¤ A grape Meringue

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Some more knitting stuff on the blog : my Meringue hat is done ♥

As I said before, Christmas has already started for me, and thus my next articles for the “knitting” category will mostly be about Christmas gifts I am making.

So, my 2nd gift made is this lovely hat, with its beautiful lace pattern, by Justyna Lorkowska. Moreover, the pattern is only in English.

I used the remaining yarn from my 3 Color Cashmere Cowl, finished recently : the Malabrigo yarn sock, colorway Velvet Grapes.

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I tried a new technic to cast on, the « tubular cast-on » method, which gives you a very stretchy edging (video I watched to help me).

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Thanks to this project, I could be part of a KAL called KALnouveau, opened by Moïra from the French podcast Les aiguilles du nord, which I advise you to watch if you’re comfortable with French talking ;)

About Meringue, it is a very fast knitting project, except for the ribbing part at the beginning : 2 inches of ribs 1×1 with 2.5 mm needles well… it is so long !!

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But once this “difficulty” overtaken, the lace pattern grows fast (I think it is my project the fastest finished!).

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For the blocking part, I used a balloon ! I saw that tip on Thread&Needles, a French website : it is very useful, cheap, and it makes the lace patterns revealed.

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And there it is : a grape Meringue ready for Christmas :D