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ZigZag Beret (Archived)

Knitting
January 2007
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette brioche
US 4 - 3.5 mm
120 yards (110 m)
one size 56 cm/22 inches around.
This pattern is available for free.

Nancy Marchant’s website gives excellent instruction in stockinette brioche, both one and two color versions.

Great color photos of top and inside view. Also a diagram noting all measurements (11.5” diam when flattened, but you can knit it smaller if you prefer that).

Instructions are row-by-row, then move to a table to indicate changes to MC or CC at which stitch in each round.

9 different beret patterns using two-color stockinette brioche are provided (free), using a variety of suggested yarns and color combinations. Each has a the solid main color defining a repeating pattern. his one is named “ZigZag”.

Other Berets in the series are:
Whirlybird
Lemon Slice
Rooftop
Pinwheel
Windmill
Ying Yang
Tree
Bottoms Up

Well worth reading, an excellent resource.

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