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Cowell Beach Beret


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As a tribute to one of my favorite places, I have created a cowl named Cowl, with continuous crashing waves of its own. As a companion piece, I have created this beret, which uses exactly 1 skein of Spud & Chloe Sweater. With the unusual horizontal ribbing, I have included a tutorial for how to integrate the finished ribbing with the beginning of the rest of the beret with both written instructions and pictures. Also included, is the same tutorial that I diligently developed for Cowl Beach (the Cowl), showing how to create the waves Seamlessly in the round. A feat which I worked very hard to figure out and accomplish and feel very proud of. Growing up in Santa Cruz, Cowell Beach is where I tried to learn to surf as a teenager. As an adult, my husband and I went for a beautiful 4 mile walk here the day after we got married, and one of the first places we took our son after he was born, for a cool stroll in the ocean breeze of summer to escape the astounding June heat of our home, 20 miles away. Surfers never-ending, and with the scenic lighthouse on the point, this beach holds a lot of memories, and, I am sure, more to come. Even in the winter, I swear that you can hear the tourists enjoying the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, just beyond the wooden pier. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit and purl yarn over slipping stitches GAUGE 18 sts = 4 inches crashing wave pattern, or 36 sts, or 9 "waves"=8 inches SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Adult. Ribbed Brim Circumference: 21 1/2 inches SUGGESTED YARN 160 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Spud and Chloe Sweater COLORWAY #7521 Beluga

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1 Set US 6 (4.0mm) straight needles
  • 1 Set US 11 (6.0mm) 16 or 24 inch Circular Needles
  • Stitch Markers, 1 regular st marker for indicating beg/end of rnd, and 4 removable st markers or safety pins.

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Born and raised in Northern California, Julie learned to knit in over her New Years 2010 Lake Tahoe vacation, from her sister, Lauri. She has been knitting almost non-stop since then, publishing her first pattern less than a year after initially partying with tangly yarn, and earning the knitting nick-name, “The Machine,” for her even tension, and perpetual knitting. Julie started her first blog, a sewing & knitting blog, called Project-Hallway, in August of 2010. Now a proud, new mother she spends most of her free time, what little there is with knitting needles in hand, finding that baby-hats are a quick fix for calming a creative need. In her other spare time, she loves to cook. Her favorite fruit is the yellow nectarine.

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