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Lichen Beret


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Lichens and mosses are so miniscule and usual that they can easily be overlooked, but these tiny not-quite-plants are truly beautiful and fascinating. The Lichen Beret celebrates these Lilliputian wonders in larger form with a simple lace faggoting pattern that mimics some of the patterns of lichen fronds. Knit either in smooth Malabrigo Twist, or luxuriously fluffy Malabrigo Angora, very different looks can be achieved with the same easy pattern. Top with a fluffy pom pom for an especially cute look. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on Knit Purl Increase Decrease Knit with circular needles Knit with double pointed needles GAUGE 16 sts/25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size 7 needles 13 sts/20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size 10 needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS One size fits most adult heads; 18 inches in circumference at brim

Supplies Needed

  • 1 skein Malabrigo Twist [100% Merino; 150 yds per 100g skein] - shown in Olive OR
  • 2 skeins Malabrigo Angora [100% Angora; 50 yds per 60g skein] - shown in Primavera
  • U.S. size 7 (4.5 mm) 16" circular needle

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Kristen Hanley Cardozo lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family and an increasingly large collection of yarn and knitting patterns. Kristen is a loose cannon, but also the best cop on the force. She designs knitwear whenever she gets half a chance.