Vaasetter Beret and Mitts by Elizabeth Lovick

Vaasetter Beret and Mitts

December 2012
Light Fingering ?
30 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
to fit an average woman (stretchy!)
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A clever use of reverse colouring adds extra impact to this traditional motif inspired hat and mitts set as well as being an economical use of yarns.

Liz says “When J&S brought out their new Heritage yarn with colours taken from old Fair Isle knitwear, I looked out my photos of items in the small museum on the island to see which motifs were used most on the old items. As ‘berrets’ have long been worn in Shetland, this was an obvious project. By swopping the colours in the mitts, there is less yarn left over.”

The set needs 1 x 25g ball each of 2 colours (here Berry and Madder) and 2 balls of the third colour (here Flugga white). The actual weight of the beret is about 46g and the mitts are 30g.