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    Hand Knit Balmoral

    After a few sets of garter ties and a couple of pairs of hose, I decided to try a balmoral. I have a MacKie in fawn so I decided to try one in blue. After following the pattern, it was hard to believe that it would felt to look like a balmoral:

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    However, after the first attempt at felting, things were headed in the right direction:

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    A bit more felting and it was ready for the finishing touches:

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    Added the grosgrain:

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    With everything finished, it was time to try it out:

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    Shane


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    Well done!
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    well, that comes from poor judgement."
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    Thatís a fine job, a fine job indeed.

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    Balmoral

    That's a great job Shane, you are on a roll now.

    Hold fast!

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    Over the holidays, I got a 1920's clansman badge and figured I needed a balmoral for it as well. Went navy with blue and white dicing and a blue toorie. Also went a bit bigger on the crown than the first one. Pretty pleased with the result!

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    Edit:

    Gave it a first wearing last weekend as seen here:

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    Shane
    Last edited by gsmacleod; 4th February 21 at 01:16 PM.


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    Looks like a good one! Well done.
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    Nice job Shane

    That is a very nice looking balmoral you've created Shane. Perfect looking proportions from this photo. Well done.

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    First reaction, so 'will not dilute same:

    Oh, that is splendid!

    As folks down south currently enjoying summer would say, "Well, good on yer, mate."

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    Bravo! Tres Bien! Mžorbhuileach!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsmacleod View Post

    Gave it a first wearing last weekend as seen here:

    IMG_20210130_142213.jpg

    Shane
    Wow, I really dig the look of the lighter blue toorie on the navy. Almost makes me want to pop the red one off of my own navy balmoral..

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