Tait by Susan Crawford


February 2018
Light Fingering ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch knitted in the round
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1215 yards (1111 m)
one size to fit 21-23inch (53-58) head circumference
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This pattern is one of 27 patterns from The Vintage Shetland Project and is not available as a single pattern. I do not intend to release the patterns individually.

Susan Crawford Fenella 2 ply, 100% British wool (124m/135yds per 25g skein)
2 skeins Roman Plaster - yarn A
1 skein each Limoncello (B), Wheaten (C), Myristica (D), Verdigris (E), Dolly Blue (F), Rannoch (G), Baked Cherry (H)

32 sts & 40 rows to 10cm (4in) over Fair Isle pattern knitted flat and after blocking. We obtained this gauge using 3mm (US 2.5) needles.

Suggested Needles & Notions
2.25mm (US 1) circular needle - 40cm in length
Set of 2.25mm (US 1) DPNs
2 x 2.75mm (US 2) circular needle - 60cm in length
2.75mm (US 2) circular needle - 40cm in length
Set of 2.75mm (US 2) DPNs
2.75mm (US C) crochet hook

Stitch markers
waste yarn or stitch holders

Pattern Notes
This beret is constructed in a unique way, using a combination of horizontal and vertical panels of Fair Isle and stocking stitch sections. The first Fair Isle strip is worked horizontally, back and forth, commencing with a provisional cast on and then a bias shaped stocking stitch panel is worked vertically and joined to the live stitch off the Fair Isle strip. The next Fair Isle strip is worked horizontally off the first stocking stitch panel and so on until all the sections are knitted. The final stocking stitch panel is then joined to the cast on of the first Fair Isle strip. The centre top of the crown is then picked up and knitted upwards. Finally the ribbed brim is worked.

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