Wrought Iron Beret
Wrought iron gates, windows, screens, and stair railings can be incredibly detailed in examples of California Revival architecture. I wanted to play with the ways ironwork scrolls and twists across vertical ribs in these pieces. Twisted and twisted travelling stitches were the perfect way to translate this to knitting.
This cozy beret can also be worn as a beanie -- just block it flat rather than over a plate.
Yarn: Shibui Merino Alpaca, 50% alpaca/50% merino, heavy worsted, 132 yds / 100 gms, 2 skeins, Burgundy
Notions: Yarn needle, 5 stitchmarkers (one unique for beginning of round), cable needle if you use one
Skills needed: Knitting in the round, chart reading, twisted stitches, cabling
Note: Work ribbing with the smaller needles. Switch to larger needles with body of the beret.