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This wonderful beret uses bias knitting techniques, combining fine cables and eyelet panels to create this striking effect.

The panels gently swirl around the body of the Hat and meet at the crown, where the shaping is hidden in the stitch pattern.

140 [163, 188] yd/128 [149, 173] m
30yd/28m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Worsted weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Cascade 220 [220yd/201m per 100g; 100% Peruvian Wool]

Shown in size 22in/55.75cm on model with 21.75in/58.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarns
Rowan Pure Wool Worsted [219yd/200m per 100g; 100% Wool]

20 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.
24 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over Cable pattern (blocked open)

To fit sizes: 18 [20, 22] in/45.5 [51, 55.75] cm
Finished size: 16 [17.5, 19.25] in/40.5 [45, 48.75] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, cables, I-cords

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cable Cast-on & Cabling Without a Needle


Published January 2008

PDF file size: 3MB

Product code: WW044KWickery

Technical editor: Tana Pageler