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Noall'te Beret

Knitting
November 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
180 - 220 yards (165 - 201 m)
10 inch [25cm] diameter beret to fit a 22 inch/56cm circumference head.
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The whorl that inspired this hat was made by the Sami people of the Arctic Scandinavian region, and noall’te is a Sami word for spindle whorl. The flat whorl, etched with lines and dots radiating from the shaft hole, called out to be a jaunty colorwork beret (accompanied by a Scandinavian-inspired pair of mittens!) The yarn, Classic Elite MountainTop Vista, comes only in natural, undyed shades, perfectly reminiscent of the stone whorls of the Sami.

Materials:
• 100 yards of two different colors of Classic Elite MountainTop Vista (50% wool, 50% alpaca) or other worsted yarn (color A and color B)
• US size 6 4mm for working in the round
• US size 8 5mm for working in the round

Techniques:
Knit in the round, decreases, stranded colorwork.

Thanks to technical editor Steph Boardman, photographer Kathryn Walbert, and my wonderful test knitters!