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Monday, 09 August 2010

TWISTED BERET


A fun and quick knit that requires some knitting skills. Perfect for intermediate knitters

Needle size -6,5mm circular needle or dpns
8mm needle to cast off.
Recommended yarn - Spaghetti Aran







THE CAST ON
CO 4 stitches
kfb of each stitch (8 stitches)
Divide your stitches on your circular needle or dpns and ready to knit in the round


INCREASING
kfb each stitch (16 stitches)
k 1 row
kfb 1st stitch, then every 2nd stitch (24 stitches)
k 1 row
Kfb 1st stitch, then every 3rd stitch ( 32 stitches)
K1 row
Kfb 1st stitch, then every 4th stitch ( 40 stitches)
K1 row
Kfb 1st stitch, then every 5th stitch ( 48 stitches)
K1 row
Kfb 1st stitch, then every 6th stitch ( 56 stitches)
K1 row
Kfb 1st stitch, then every 7th stitch ( 64 stitches)
K1 row
Kfb 1st stitch, then every 8th stitch ( 72 stitches)
K1 row
Kfb 1st stitch, then every 9th stitch ( 80 stitches)
K1 row
Kfb 1st stitch, then every 10th stitch ( 88 stitches)
K1 row
Kfb 1st stitch, then every 11th stitch ( 96 stitches)
K1 row
Kfb 1st stitch, then every 12th stitch ( 104 stitches)

You have now completed the increase section.

K 8 rows.

DECREASING
*SSK knit 11* and repeat this till end of row (96 stitches)
K 1 row
*Ssk, knit 10* and repeat this till end of row ( 88 stitches)
K 1 row
*Ssk, knit 9* and repeat this till end of row( 80 stitches)
K 1 row
*Ssk, knit 8* and repeat this till end of row ( 72 stitches)
K 1 row
*Ssk, knit 7* and repeat this till end of row ( 64stitches)

K till last 2 stitches then k2tog. (63 stitches)

SLANTED RIB
*Knit into the back of the 2nd stitch then knit, knit wise into the 1st stitch, then slip both off the needle. K1 P1 * then repeat this until 7 rows have been completed. The slipped stitch will create the slanted rib.

Cast off loosely using the 8 mm needle.
Sew in ends and enjoy.

variations
If you want a sloucher beret, after the increase section, knit 12 rows instead of 8 rows. This will give you a sloucher beret.

If you like a hat with a slight rolled brim, then in the rib section knit as follows
*Knit into the back of the 2nd stitch the knit, knit wise into the 1st stitch, the slip both off the needle then K 2 stitches* repeat this until the 9 rows have been completed.



DPNS - Double pointed needles
CO - cast on
K- Knit
P - purl
Kfb - knit in the front and back of each stitch [tutorial]
SSK - slip knit-wise, slip knit-wise, knit those two stitches together [tutorial]
k2tog - knit 2 together [tutorial]
* - repeat pattern within the asterisks






Carle Dehning

Nurturting Fibres

www.nurturingfibres.co.za

dehningc@gmail.com





As with all my patterns,
This pattern can not be used for commercial benefit, berets knitted with this pattern may not be sold

This pattern may be freely distributed by shops selling my yarns as long as my details and copyright policy is included.

This pattern can be used for charity knitting.

2 comments:

Mari-Ann said...

This sounds lovely and easy enough that even I could do it! :)

Thank you for preparing and sharing this pattern.

Warmly,
Mari-Ann

Shirley Ann said...

Thank you for this pattern Carle - cant wait to knit up the stunning wool I got from your studio!
Blessings
Shirley


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