My Limestone Pavement Beret pattern, which was originally published in Knit magazine, Issue 40, September 2011, is now (16 October 2012) available to purchase as a pdf download. Just click on the Buy Now button.
The pattern is for a hat that was inspired by the natural stone–like appearance of the Limestone colourway of New Lanark yarn. The beret includes stitch patterns chosen to represent the clints and grikes that make up the geological feature known as Limestone Pavement. The beret has a neat folded hem which grips reassuringly, and a slouchy textured top part, which can be blocked on a dinner plate to a classic beret shape. Viewed from above, the decreases and the stitch patterns have a multi–point star appearance.
The stitch patterns on the body of the hat are given in a chart and as written directions.
One size to fit head circumference 53-58 cm / 21-23 in
TENSION / GAUGE
18 sts and 28 rows to 10 × 10 cm (4 × 4 in) in stocking stitch (stockinette stitch)
New Lanark Aran, 100% Wool, 161 m / 176 yds, 100 g ball. Limestone, 1 ball
Other wool-rich Aran weight yarns should also work well.
- 4.5 mm (US 7), 40 cm/16 in long circular needle
- Set of 4.5 mm (US 7)dpns
- 4.0 mm (US 6), 40 cm/16 in long circular needle
- or size needed to obtain correct tension / gauge
- Tapestry needle
- Stitch markers
This is a link to the ravelry pattern page.
Post last edited 16 October 2012 to add new purchase information and remove outdated links
This is a link to the Errata for the magazine version of the pattern