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Wrought Iron Beret

Knitting
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
One size, average woman’s, to fit head circumference 21-23”
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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.

Thank you to Alexandra Virgiel for tech editing.