Pinecone Beret by Nancy Bush

Pinecone Beret

Knitting
February 2015
Toots LeBlanc 50/50 Jacob Alpaca "DK"
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches
in Twined or Two-End Stockinette Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
250 yards (229 m)
One size
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This beret uses the interesting technique of tvåändsstickning, Swedish for two-end or twined knitting. It is usually worked in the round and is a technique that has been used for mittens,socks and, traditionally, sleeves of jackets. It creates a very warm, thick knitted fabric, perfect
for use in cold Nordic winters.

This pattern calls for a #4 (3.5mm) 24” (80cm) circular needle for the cast on and the rest of the beret is worked on a 24” (80cm) #2 (2.75mm) circular needle until the top shaping, when 6 #2 (2.75mm) double point needles are used to complete the knitting. A small twined i-cord loop finishes the top.