I've knitted it the thrid time...and I think this one is not the last.Not long after I finished mine, I went to a knitting meeting, where Adel fell in love with it. She was fondling it, trying it on, turning it inside out and back.
I was so moved that even though I really don't like to knit for others I offered to make one for her.
She bought dark grey and dark red Lana Grossa sock yarn for it. I used one ball from each (there was a bit of leftover from the red, almost none from the grey).
With stranded knitting like this (colorwoek, where one holds the unused colorstrand behind the work) a throughout blocking is just as important as with lace. Look, before this one was looking much like an upruned potty, than a beret, some stitches are uneven,the whole thing is just puckering everywhere.
After finishing the knitting I soaked it in warm water, made sure with a rubberband that the ribbing would not grow, and put it over the biggest potlid I could find in my kitchen. It had a 28-30 cm diameter.
After letting it dry throughly i packed it and mailed the same day, no chance to make a modelled shot. From the letter I received after delivery I take the owner liked it well enough.:-) So it was worth it. Not to mention the yarn I got in exchange. I think I got the better end of the deal.