Gretel by Ysolda Teague


August 2007
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch in the round using 4.5mm needles.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
155 - 230 yards (142 - 210 m)
Fitted, regular, and slouchy
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Beret with lattice cable pattern worked in worsted weight yarn. Pattern is given for three different styles to create a traditional fitted beret shape, a slouchy snood like shape, or a regular style somewhere in between the other two and similar to a traditional tam (not pictured).

Pink, fitted beret is Noro Cash Iroha in shade 109 and grey, slouchy beret is Lana Grossa Soffice in shade 10.

The ribbed band of the beret is very stretchy and should fit most women.

The pattern is given for 3 styles: fitted, regular and slouchy. The style created depends upon the number of unshaped rows worked between the band and the crown shaping so there is no need to decide on the style before beginning.

The version shown in Stitch ‘n Bitch Superstar Knitting is the regular fit.

Helpful links
Technique Thursday - Long-tail tubular cast on
Technique Thursday - Cabling without a cable needle