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The Boteh and the Beret


The Boteh scarf first. Neat design, neat outcome.
Full length Boteh scarf

And the specs:

Yarn: Patons Kroy sock in Blazing Blue that Rosi sent me, 2 full skeins (mine have only 192 yds, not the 203 as currently advertised). I liked working with it, it felt nice and squishy.

Hook: Clover Takumi 4.00mm bamboo from Vicki

Pattern: Boteh scarf by Kathy Merrick, from Interweave Crochet Spring 2007

Time: 2 days (took longer because I had to redo the edging when I realised the spacing I was using would leave me short of yarn before I finished)

Size: 5″ x 96″

Extra #1 The pattern has errata, but if you just follow the chart, that shouldn’t be a problem at all.

#2 Boteh is supposed to mean a bouquet of leaves or something, but it reminds me of how we drew plaits as kids.

#3 This is meant as a surprise gift for someone.

#4 I did only 15 motifs overall, refer to yarn shortage. But it’s a very good size anyway. That’s the best part about scarves, I suppose!

#5 I hate these three words: Pick up evenly!!! I never seem to get the count right.

Now here’s the Beret:

Rollin's Beret

Yarn: GGH Aspen, in pink (the website calls it mauve), one skein.

Needles: Denise #8, not strictly 5mm

Pattern: Rollin’ Beret by Woolly Wormhead (scroll down). Nice and quick and easy ๐Ÿ˜€ Somehow I chose to do it in the same colour a similar colour to the one that Ruth made hers in.

Time: Overnight

Size: 5″ x 96″

Extra #1 I have a doubt about the finished product (size-wise), but until this reaches its recipient, I am not voicing those. But otherwise, a good, satisfying knit ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s how much yarn I was left with after finishing the edging on the Boteh:

Yarn left

Cutting it very fine!

9 thoughts on “The Boteh and the Beret

  1. Love these ! I have a scarf and hat swap coming up and these would be perfect! What a beautiful scarf! – char

  2. Lovely, both of them! That scarf is actually making me thing I might try my hand at crochet again. And I love the colour of the beret.

  3. I adore them both! Wow!

  4. Both look very pretty!! I also love the idea you used to model your Beret ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Kathy Merrick is a terrific designer, and you’ve done a beautiful job.

  6. Very Beautiful work of knittings

  7. I love the Boteh Scarf! I am trying to get my hands on the pattern. I know I can get it from buying the whole magazien yet that would be $30+ to get it sent. I was wondering if you had any ideas where I can get a copy of that pattern…

  8. Olรก, All good! My name is Sandra Coatti and lives in Brazil. Vi this pretty scarf and I got passionate, only that it does not have the magazine with the grafico here, sera that voce could order the grafico for me. Its blog this pretty one, sees mine…. Debtor…….Sandra Coatti

  9. […] I could use sock yarns for scarves, and I’d forgotten that I’d indeed done so, for my Boteh (also Patons Kroy, but in a livelier colour). Plus there’s a UFO somewhere in the depths of […]

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