Birch Beret by Jo Storie

Birch Beret

Knitting
July 2012
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in garter st
US 9 - 5.5 mm
7.0 mm
115 - 180 yards (105 - 165 m)
Adult - Circumference - 50½cm (20in); Child - Circumference - 45½cm (18in)
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Beginners garter stitch slouchy beret

“A classic beginners’ stitch showcased in a great staple yarn with just the right proportions certain to become an ‘essential’ for the season. Once you’ve mastered this easy shape, experiment with colour blocking and stripes” - Jo Storie

Sizes available - To fit:
Adult - Circumference - 50½cm (20in)
Child - Circumference - 45½cm (18in)

Knitted measurements approx:
Circumference

Adult - 61cm (24in)
Child - 52cm (20in)

Diameter
Adult - 32cm (12½in)
Child - 26cm (10in)

Amount of yarn
1 ball = 100g (approx 110m / 120yds)

You will need (approx):
Child size - 1 ball / 95g (105m / 114yds)
Adult size - 1.5 balls / 150g (165m / 180yds)

Shade: We’ve used mid-brown Jacob

Ability: Beginners

Skills required: This is a project for first-time knitters using basic knit and purl stitches, and simple shapings.

Materials required
You will need:
• one pair each of 5½mm (US 9) and 7mm (US 10½ - 11) straight needles
• a tapestry needle for sewing up
• row counters.