Sunday, August 2, 2009

Le béret bleu

I was given this beret pattern by Hollie of little lost love (also Vegan and Vintage), and have been wearing it religiously since I finished a few weeks ago, but alas have not taken time to put it in a post (due to severe blog neglection). Here it is!

Stitch: stocking stitch
Needles: size #10 (3.25mm) & #8 (4mm) - both circular
Yarn: 100g (2 balls) bamboo yarn (Moda Vera brand; 70% bamboo, 30% cotton)
Pattern: Using the 3.25mm needles, cast on 91 st.
Work in garter stitch for 4 rows, ending with a WS row.
Change to 4mm needles.
Row 1 (rs): [k8, inc in next st] 10 times, k1. 101 sts.
Row 2 and every following alternate row (ws): purl
Row 3: [k9, inc in next st] 10 times, k1. 111 sts.
Row 5: [k10, inc in next st] 10 times, k1. 121 sts.
Row 7: [k11, inc in next st] 10 times, k1. 131 sts.
Continue in this way, inc 10 sts on every rs row until the following row has been worked:
Row 17: [k16, inc in next st] 10 times, k1. 181 sts.
Row 19: knit.
Row 21: knit.
The next part is shaping the top...
Row 23 (rs): [k16, k2tog] 10 times, k1. 171 sts.
Row 25: [k16, k2tog] 10 times, k1. 161 sts.
Row 27: [k15, k2tog] 10 times, k1. 151 sts.
Row 29: [k14, k2tog] 10 times, k1. 141 sts.
Continue in this way, dec 10 sts on every rs row until the following row has been worked:
Row 53: [k1, k2tog] 10 times, k1. 21 sts.
Row 55: [k2tog] 10 times, k1.
Break yarn and thread through remaining 11 sts. Pull up tight and fasten off securely.

>> Abbreviations: k=knit, k2tog=knit 2 together, st=stitch, inc=increase, dec=decrease, rs=right side, ws=wrong side.

4 comments:

gingerbreadmafia said...

So cool! Would look super-cute with a button at the back there. I'm still not confident at all with circular knitting. Would love to make socks, I even bought the yarn for it but chickened out!

Elizabeth Bennet said...

Definitely going to make this since I stupidly left my favourite beret at ACMI a while ago! Thanks Jess!!

Sabine said...

Qu'il est beau ton béret bleu! J'ai envie d'en faire un maintenant!
xxx

jesska said...

Oui, oui, tout le monde faire une!

(Yes, yes, everyone make one!)