Alafair Beret by Irina Anikeeva
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Alafair Beret

Knitting
August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Lace pattern
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
Fits average adult head sizes 20-22''/51-56 cm
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This pretty slouchy beret was inspired by delicate Japanese knitted lace and featuring an intricate every-row lace pattern that flows up from ribbed edge. Knitted in round from the band up.

Finished Measurements:
18 inches /48 cm brim circumference.
8”/20 cm height from base of ribbing to top-center of crown.
Fits average adult head sizes 20-22”/51-56 cm.

Gauge:
30 sts and 34 rounds = 4”/10 cm on size US3 (3.25 mm) in lace pattern, after blocking.

Tools:
Size US1 (2.25 mm) and size US3 (3.25 mm): 16”(40 cm) circ.
Set of double-pointed needles (dpns) of size US3 (3.25 mm).
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
11 markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn.

Materials:
Fingering weight yarn (approximate amounts):
290 yards /261 m.

Pattern Style: both written and charted instructions using common knitting abbreviations. Lace pattern is charted only.

Detailed direction for the Crossed Right-Slanting Decrease can be found here: irmian.blogspot.com