Noblesse Oblige by Karie Westermann

Noblesse Oblige

December 2014
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch prior to blocking
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
810 - 1080 yards (741 - 988 m)
Neckerchief 28.5x11in, Scarflette 37x15.75in, Shawl 45.5x19.5in Beret S/M - 23.5in circumference, L - 26.5in circumference
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This pattern is part of the Knits for a Cold Climate Collection. You can see all the patterns from the collection here.

This fabulous ensemble of pattern from Karie Westermann provide instructions for both the delightful Fair Isle beret and three sizes of shawl - a neckerchief, a small scarf and a shawl.

The beret is knitted in the round with pretty Fair Isle bands running round the circumference before the crown is shaped and topped off with a stylish felted pom pom. The three shawls all feature a stylish striped pattern edging the traditionally constructed triangular shawl. The dainty neckerchief can be finished with ties and felted pom poms to match the beret.

Both written and charted instructions are provided. The beret uses stranded knitting and is worked in the round from the bottom up. The shawl is knitted from the top down using a classic triangular shawl construction with the addition of a stunning stripe pattern. Both the beret and shawl can be customised with felted pom poms and ties to hold your shawl in place.

Shawls - Finished Dimensions after blocking - Neckerchief: 72cm (28.5in) x 28cm (11in); Scarf: 94cm (37in) x 40cm (15.75in); Shawl: 116cm (45.5in) x 50cm (19.5in)

Beret - Finished Dimensions after blocking - S/M: Circumference - 60cm (23.5in); L: Circumference - 67.5cm (26.5in)

The beret and shawl each use 5 colours of Fenella 3 ply wool available from my online shop and the full 25 shade colour range of the Fenella can be viewed and purchased here.

Yarn requirements are as follows:

Beret Only (both sizes)

1 skein each of shades Myrtle, Atomic Red, Chalk, Jonquil, Porcellana

Neckerchief/Scarflette/Shawl Only

1 (2, 3) skeins of shade Myrtle 1 skein each of shades Atomic Red, Chalk, Jonquil and Porcellana

Beret plus Neckerchief/Scarflette/Shawl

2 (3, 4) skeins of shade Myrtle
1 skein each of shades Atomic Red, Chalk, Jonquil and Porcellana

Needles and Notions Needed

Set of 2.25mm (US 1) double pointed needles
Set of 3mm (US 2) double pointed needles
1 pair of 3mm (US 2) needles or 3mm circular needle
Stitch markers
Pom pom maker or small piece of cardboard