Saturday, May 23, 2015

T R I P L E B E R R Y Beret

For days when it proves to be a difficult task choosing only one colour out of the crayon box............ pick three!  Katharine Hepburn said it well, "if you obey all the rules you miss all the fun." This design is inspired by summer's mouth-watering tradition of triple berry shakes, pies, muffins, ice cream, and delicious crisps loaded with blackberries, blueberries and raspberries. 

The T R I P L E  B E R R Y Beret takes three luscious shades from the brilliant spectrum of merino worsted wool hand painted by Rhichard Devrieze and combines them in a simple and relaxed lace pattern.

T R I P L E  B E R R Y

Finished Size: 30.5 cm/12 ins diameter
Needles: 5.00 mm- 60 cm circular, 5.50 mm- 60 cm circular, 5.50 mm double pointed set
Yarn: 1 80g skein each of Merino Worsted Superwash by The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze
MC: Garnet
A: Mulberry
B: Deeply
Tension: 16 sts and 20 rows = 10 cm/4 ins over st st

Cast on 88 sts with smaller circular needle and MC.  Join in round and place a marker on 1st st.  Work in k1/p1 ribbing for 10 rounds.  Change to larger circular needle and k 1 rnd inc 22 sts evenly spaced = 110 sts.  Continue in Lace Pattern with MC as follows-
Rnd 1- [Yo, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, p1], rep [to]
Rnd 2- K
Rnd 3- [K1, yo, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k1, p1] rep [to]
Rnd 4- K
Rnd 5- [K2, yo, k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k2, p1] rep [to]
Rnd 6- K
Rnd 7- [K3, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, p1] rep [to]
Rnd 8- K
Rep Rnds 1-8 once more in MC.  Cut MC.
Rep Rnds 1-8 twice in A.  Cut A.
Rep Rnds 1-6 in B.
Switch to double pointed needles and cont with B as follows-
Next Rnd- [K2tog] rep = 55 sts.
Next Rnd- K
Next Rnd- [K2tog] rep, end with, k1 = 28 sts.
Next Rnd- [K2tog] rep = 14 sts.
Next Rnd- [K2tog] rep = 7 sts. 
Cut yarn and thread through rem sts, tighten and secure. 
Soak in Eucalan Woolwash for twenty minutes, dry flat to block overnight.   

Design by: Michele Meadows

1 comment:

  1. I made this beret as a Hanukkah gift for a dear friend. She loves the colors. Thanks for the wonderful pattern.

    Kathleen Renn