Anca's Beret - knitting pattern

This is the perfect beret for using up odd balls of 4 ply, fingering and sock yarn. Using the travelling jogless stripes method for the body and twisted rib for the brim, this stylish Hat is perfect for gifts.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on

Gauge: 
28 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm on 3mm needles over St.St. 
 32 sts x 36 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over Twisted Rib, lightly stretched

Contains:

  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 19 (20, 21, 22, 23) in/ 48.25 (51, 53.25, 56, 58.5) cm (Finished size 16 (17, 18, 19, 20) in/ 40.75 (43.25, 45.75, 48.25, 51) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable Cast-ons

Materials you need at home:

  • Yarn A 125 (135, 147, 160, 175) yd/114 (123, 135, 146, 160) m 4ply/fingering weight, plied yarn (sample shown in King Cole Merino Blend 4ply (204yd/187m per 50g; 100% Wool))

  • Yarn B 115 (110, 120, 135, 155) yd/96 (101, 110, 123, 142) m 4ply/fingering weight, plied yarn (sample shown in Jaeger Angora Spun (120yd/110m per 20g; 70% Angora, 30% Wool))

  • 40yd/35m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 2.75mm/UK12/US2 & 3mm/UK11/US2½ DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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