Cartouche Slouchy Beret
This elegant beret is designed using one of the border
stitch patterns from the Cartouche Shawl and is
intended to be a matching piece.
The Cartouche Shawl was inspired by the stitch
patterns found in a Japanese stitch dictionary. The main
pattern used in the shawl reminded me of an Egyptian
cartouche and I visualized it in a deeper vibrant red.
Written to be worked on circular needles, the pattern can easily be done on dpns or magic loop. The 8 page pattern includes both charts and written instructions, as well as a photo tutorial of the flower bud motif (page 4).
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: 146 (146, 200) yards/134 (134, 183) meters sport weight yarn with 6 sts/inch; preferably in a semi-solid or solid colour.
Sample: Blue Sky Alpacas ’Alpaca Silk’, (146 yds/134 meters; 50% silk, 50% alpaca; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein), 1 (1, 2) skein(s) in 145 Guava, size Large.
Finished Sizes (after blocking):
Small, (Medium, Large)
Fits head circumference up to - 17 (20, 23) inches/ 43.25 (51, 58.5) cm
Other possible yarns:
- Handmaiden Fine Yarn ‘Camelspin’, (328 yards/300 meters; 70% silk, 30% camel; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein).
- Madelinetosh ‘Pashmina’, (360 yards/329 meters; 75% merino, 15% silk, 10% cashmere; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein).
- Jo Sharp ‘Alpaca Silk Georgette’, (142 yards/130 meters; 40% merino, 40% alpaca, 20% silk; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein).
- The Sanguine Gryphon ‘Bugga!’, (412 yards/377 meters; 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; 3.99 oz/113 grams per skein).
- Debbie Bliss ‘Baby Cashmerino’, (137 yards/125 meters; 55% wool, 33% microfiber; 12% cashmere; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein).
- Mirasol Yarn ‘Nuna’, (191 yards/175 meters; 40% silk, 40% wool, 20% bamboo; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein).
- Stitch markers (1)
- Cable needles (2)
- Tapestry needle
- Fine cotton yarn in contrasting color for life-lines (optional)
- Glow line tape (to mark current row on chart - optional)
- Increasing and decreasing
- Knitting in the round
- Traveling stitches
- Following charts
Hard (paper) copies of this pattern can be ordered from Shall We Knit?