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Indigo and Lichen Beret

Knitting
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm

The Indigo and Lichen Beret is based on a handspun beret that Jeannine Bakriges received as a gift. The piece begins from the middle of the knitted circle and grows outward, eventually incorporating a color pattern that frames the face. It is finished with an I-cord edging that provides a snub but comfortable fit. The color pattern, which evokes a flowering thistle, combines yarns that were nature-dyed with indigo and lichens. The spindle-spun singles were then wound into two balls and threaded through the drainage holes of two clay flowerpots to be plied.