Für Elise, Cable & Lace Beret by Coryna Blasko

Für Elise, Cable & Lace Beret

March 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
245 - 287 yards (224 - 262 m)
ladies small, medium, large
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This beret is the perfect match for the gloves of the same name!
A symphony of lace medallions and cables that is at once elegant and classic.
Knit in the round from the band to the crown, the pattern offers three band sizes for a custom fit and the choice of two styles, the more compact traditional version or the slightly more voluminous slouchy style. Pure wool or yarn with a generous wool content is recommended. Solid colours or tonal yarns will work best to highlight the intricate stitch work.
The pattern is fully charted with directions for following the charts, but it is not written out.

Three Sizes: small, medium, large
To fit head circumference:
51-53.5, 53.5-55.5, 55.5– 58.0 cm.
20-21, 21-22, 22-23 in.

Sample shown in size M, Slouchy: used used 1.2 balls of Viking Baby Ull, a total of 60 g (209 metres, 222 yards)

Approximate amount of fingering weight yarn required:
Traditional, all sizes: 224 m (244 yds)
Slouchy, all sizes: 262 m (287 yds)

Gauge: 28 sts per 10 cm (4 in.) in stockinette* with 2.75 mm
(UK/CAD 12, US 2) needles after blocking.
Gauge swatch is worked flat (back and forth).
n.b. If you tend to knit a bit tighter in the round, this is perfect. If you knit looser in the round, it is adviseable to go down a needle size.

20 cm (8 in.) Double Pointed Needles, sets of 5, in sizes:
2.5 mm (UK/CDN 13, US 1.5)
2.75 mm (UK/CDN 12, US 2)
3.0 mm (UK/CDN 11, US 2.5) dpns
n.b. Shorter dpns can be used but extra care must be used not to have the stitches slip off the needles!
The beret can be made in the round using the magic loop technique or with a combination of 40 cm (16 in.) circular needles and dpns if you prefer.
Cable needle
Stitch markers, one of which should be unique
Tapestry needle for weaving away ends
Plate or similar form for blocking