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Lichen Beret

Knitting
April 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size 7 needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
120 yards (110 m)
one size
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Lichens and mosses are so miniscule and usual that they can easily be overlooked, but these tiny not-quite-plants are truly beautiful and fascinating. The Lichen Beret celebrates these Lilliputian wonders in larger form with a simple lace faggoting pattern that mimics some of the patterns of lichen fronds. Knit either in smooth Malabrigo Twist, or luxuriously fluffy Malabrigo Angora, very different looks can be achieved with the same easy pattern. Top with a fluffy pom pom for an especially cute look.

SIZE
One size fits most adult heads
18 inches in circumference at brim

MATERIALS

  • 1 skein Malabrigo Twist 100% Merino; 150 yds per 100g skein - shown in Olive OR
  • 2 skeins Malabrigo Angora 100% Angora; 50 yds per 60g skein - shown in Primavera
  • U.S. size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular needle
  • U.S. size 10 (6 mm) 16”circular needle
  • U.S. size 10 (6 mm) dpns or long circular needle for Magic Loop
  • tapestry needle
  • scrap yarn for optional pom pom (Shown in Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Dove)

GAUGE
16 sts/25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size 7 needles
13 sts/20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch on size 10 needles

Tech edited by Lauren Cross