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White Swan beret

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This beret is based on a vintage Fairisle hat that I own - it had so many complements over the years that I thought I would create my own version. This blue/grey version is one I made for my grandmother Sheila (she comes from a long line of knitters and lacemakers herself). The main colour is knit in Rowan fine tweed, which gave a beautiful light, nubby texture and is very, very soft. The fairisle pattern band is Briggs & Little Durasport that I hand dyed with natural plant dyes - but this yarn comes in a number of jaunty colourways if you want to have a go at knitting it and didn't fancy dyeing your own. A yellow version with pink and purple colourwork is also shown - this one is knit entirely from Briggs & Little Durasport. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Colourwork Fairisle cast on Knit Purl Increasing Decreasing GAUGE 25/26 sts = 4 inches/10 cm in stocking/stockinet st (hat is blocked into shape) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS adult - hatband is a stretchy 22" SUGGESTED YARN 150 yards of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Rowan fine tweed COLORWAY 367

Recommended with this pattern

  • Yarn - 150-200yards main colour
  • Yarn - 3 x 50 yards of contrast colours
  • 3mm/US 2.5 knitting needles

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Stitches Studio
Stitches Studio
I have made a living putting magazines together for over 15 years. But I also love my camera, and my yarn and paints. I learned to knit and crochet as a young girl from my mother and great-grandmother, who I remember was constantly making little blankets to send to African children in need. Life intervened and I put my needles down for many years. I've recently rediscovered knitting in a big way and have been challenging myself to try new techniques. I am really excited to have started writing my own knitting patterns and dyeing yarn. You can find out more about my collaborations, dyeing experiments and knitting projects on my website, www.stitches-studio.com find me on Ravelry too: bchezza