A Russian Beret by Inna Voltchkova

A Russian Beret

March 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
550 - 600 yards (503 - 549 m)
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At the beginning of the nineteenth century in Russia, berets were very fashionable, but only for married women.
The berets were made of expensive material (brocade, satin, velvet, or silk) and adorned with feathers, flowers, and a jeweled clip.
They were worn to dances, dinner parties, and the theater, and were not removed during the event.
The Russian author and poet Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin (1799–1837) acknowledges the beret in his verse novel Eugene Onegin (published in serial form between 1825 and 1832):
“Can you say, prince, who in that raspberry dark-red beret, just there, is talking to the Spanish Ambassador?”
In some surprise the prince looks at him, and replies: “Wait, I’ll present you – but you banish yourself too long from social life.”
“But tell me who she is.”
“My wife.”

Today, berets are popular worldwide, for both women and men.
I designed this homage to the beret using a pattern called Malinka (Russian for “raspberry”).


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