Paestum Beret by Coryna Blasko

Paestum Beret

January 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
175 - 361 yards (160 - 330 m)
Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large
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This beret, like the matching gloves, is inspired by the ancient Greek Architecture of Paestum, Italy and the legendary roses that grow there. This tam is worked in the round from the band to the crown. Columnar ribbing at the brim gives way to amphora lace, a scattering of blossoms and then finishes with broken ribbing. Use a high quality natural fibre blend like pure wool or wool with angora or mohair for warmth without weight. Four sizes and two styles (traditional or slouchy) allows for a custom fit. Enjoy!

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Ladies sizes: Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large (xs, s, m, l)
To fit head circ.: 50.8, 53.3, 55.8, 58.4 cm (20, 21, 22, 23 inches)
Styles: Standard (traditional) or Slouchy

Recommended Yarn
The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze, Peppino
100% Merino, 206 m (225 yds)/65 g skein
Sample shown: Medium, Traditional used 54g, 171 m (187 yds).

Yarn Requirements
Standard style: 1 skein
Slouchy style: 2 skeins
To substitute another fingering-weight yarn, the following
approximate amounts are suggested:
Standard style: 160, 170, 185, 205 m (175, 186, 203, 224 yds)
Slouchy style: 240, 250, 300, 330 m (260, 275, 330, 360 yds)