Leaving Kansas Beret by Leeana Gardiner

Leaving Kansas Beret

October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
153 - 175 yards (140 - 160 m)
one size
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This pattern is NOW AVAILABLE as a special inclusion to the Knitters of Oz: Part 1 ebook.

"The house whirled around two or three times and rose slowly through the air. Dorothy felt as if she were going up in a balloon.

The north and south winds met where the house stood, and made it the exact center of the cyclone. In the middle of a cyclone the air is generally still, but the great pressure of the wind on every side of the house raised it up higher and higher, until it was at the very top of the cyclone; and there it remained and was carried miles and miles away as easily as you could carry a feather." - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900)

The Leaving Kansas Beret has been designed to coordinate with the Leaving Kansas scarf pattern. This beret uses the same sunflower motif, with additional eyelet rounds for the edging. This motif is knit in the round, top down, with the ribbing added at the end for the band.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a much loved story of my childhood and I loved the idea of a knitted collection. Australia is also known as Oz, and being an Aussie myself I love the idea of collaborating with Aussie indie dyers.