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February 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 yards (183 m)
one, to fit adult female head, 51 – 58cm (20 – 23”) diameter.
This pattern is available from truebritknits.com for £2.50.

Going with our track record of bad puns, the Canterberet (’Canterbury’, an old, English city if you didn’t know, nothing to do with horses and cantering but everything to do with the Church, Chaucer and, erm, ‘robust’ literature) is a neat, stylish beret - classical to start off with in garter stitch and then morphing into a ribbed crown that ends with a neat bow.

We knitted it in two colours because we could, but a single colour would be just as lovely, or even all one colour with just the bow as a contrast.

If you’re not into bows then you could just work the last few stitches as i-cord for a classic beret ‘stalk’. Or just thread the end of the yarn through them and pull up. Everybody please note that I (Belinda) have managed to prevent Wendy from putting a pompom on this one - no mean feat, I assure you. (She will work though this pompom obssession soon, you know.)

We knitted ours in (as we keep saying) a truly delicious yarn, but any DK would work. There is something really special about the Knit By Numbers though, so do try it if you can. Shown in:

1 x 100g MC - School Grey (KBN 05) and
1 x 100g CC - Lipstick Pink (KBN 064)

Actual amounts used (including 10% ‘wastage and rounded up to the nearest g/m/yd):

MC – 61g / 153m / 166yds.
CC – 12g / 30m / 33yds.

so if you only wanted a single colour Canterberet then a single 100g hank would do it. The colour names are completely made up by us and nothing to do with John Arbon - but names are so much more fun than numbers.