Beret by Claire Crompton

Beret

Knitting
October 2004
Worsted (DK) weight wool
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch using larger needle
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
123 - 246 yards (112 - 225 m)
18" (20", 22") / 46 cm (51 cm, 56 cm)

Sizes: To fit head circumference 18” (20”, 22”) / 46 cm (51 cm, 56 cm)

Pattern Description: “This pretty beret is knitted in 3 sizes to fit a child and a small and average size for a woman.”

The book includes both a “Striped Beret” knit in a DK-weight wool (sample in Jaeger Matchmaker DK) and a “Plain Beret” (sample in Rowan Yorkshire Tweed). On p. 137, a “sport (4ply) weight tweed wool” is suggested, but the specifications for the actual yarn on p. 158 indicate that the DK version of the yarn was probably used, not the sport weight. Both projects use the same needles and gauge specifications.