Canticle by Joan Forgione


March 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Lace pattern stitch using US 5 (3.75mm) needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
150 yards (137 m)
One size to fit 20 - 22" head circumference
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Canticle is lace beret constructed from the bottom up in a sportweight wool. The leaf-like structure of the lace contains a smattering of delicate bobbles to remind you that spring will be here soon. Pattern is both written and charted.

Skills Used:
• Knitting in the round
• Decreasing

• 1 skein Madelinetosh Tosh Sport, 100g / 270 yds / 246m, 100% superwash Merino wool
Shown in color Leaf
• 150 yds / 137m sport weight yarn

Needles & Notions:
• US 3 (3.25mm) needles^
• US 5 (3.75mm) needles^
• Set of US 5 (3.75mm) double-pointed needles (if using circulars)
• stitch marker (1)
• tapestry needle
• 10½” / 26.5cm dinner plate (for blocking)

^ Set of double-pointed, 16” / 40cm) circular or 32” / 80cm circular, as preferred, to work in the round.

Tech edited by Eleanor Dixon.

You can view a video of the beret from all angles on YouTube here.

Special thanks to my test knitters: HoosierSusi, BradleyAnn1, jamn2knit, CarrieSpinner, sneakygreyfeline, fountainofbeauty, FroggyGirl72