Ici Paris Beret by Corinne Fourcade
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Ici Paris Beret

Knitting
December 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in Eiffel Tower Lace
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
280 - 310 yards (256 - 283 m)
18-24" 46-63 cm in circumference S/M, M/L.
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Pattern available in English and French, just choose the file you want to download /Modèle disponible en français et en anglais, il suffit de choisir le fichier correspondant


This winter beret is inspired by my native home Paris and its wintery colour, grey. As for the Eiffel Tower pattern, what better way to picture Paris, it is after all what most people think of first when Paris is mentioned. The beret is a very traditional French item. I just give it a little twist here, but the main features remain traditional, all the way to the little i-cord at the top. I also wanted to bring in my connection to England in the design. My partner is English, so the XOXO cable in the brim refers to that. This is something very English, writing XXXs and OOOs for hugs and kisses.

It has two versions, one traditional beret and one slouchy. The green version pictured is the slouchy version, shown in size M/L

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Paris a été mon inspiration pour ce modèle. Un motif aéré rappelle le symbole iconique de Paris, la Tour Eiffel et les diminutions du haut de la tête s’intègrent de façon astucieuse au motif Tour Eiffel.
Les X et O qui entourent la tête sont un clin d’œil à mon partenaire anglais, ils rappellent la coutume anglaise de signer les lettres avec ces symboles des baisers et des câlins.

Ce modèle est disponible en version béret classique ou en version allongée.


Difficulty
Intermediate

Yarn
About 185 (280) m / 200 (310) yards of sock yarn
Shown in Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin, colourway Feldmäuschen

Notions
Needles: 2.5mm/US1 1/2 size circular needle or dpns, or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: 1 stitch marker, darning needle, cable needle

Necessary Skills
Provisional cast on, simple cable, knitting in the rd, Kitchener st, picking up sts, k2tog, sl sts, yo, kfb

Gauge
28 sts x 46 rows / 10 cm - 4” in “Eiffel Tower” stitch (mostly reverse stocking st)

Sizes
Women S/M (M/L): Brim circ: 46-58 (52-63) cm / 18-23 (20-24 1/2) inches
Crown to brim height: Beret 19 cm / 11 inches, Slouchy 23 cm / 9 inches

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Difficulté
Intermédiaire

Laine
185(280)m/200(310)yards de Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin

Aiguilles
Aiguille circulaire de 2,5 mm/US1 1/2 ou jeu d’aiguilles à doubles pointes. Ajuster la taille des aiguilles si nécessaire pour obtenir l’échantillon requis
Aiguille à laine
Aiguille à torsades

Accessoires
1 marque-maille

Connaissances requises
Tricot en rond, montage provisoire, torsades, mailles glissées, point Kitchener

Echantillon
28 mailles, 46 rangs pour 10 cm / 4 pouces en point Tour Eiffel (essentiellement jersey envers)

Tailles
S/M (M/L) Circonférence 46-58(52-63)cm, 18-23(20-24)pouces
Hauteur haut de tête à bordure : Béret 19cm, 11 pouces. Béret allongé : 23cm, 9 pouces