Florrie by Claire Walls

Florrie

Knitting
May 2023
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
175 - 195 yards (160 - 178 m)
1 (2)
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For this pattern, I wanted to try to capture a little of the magic of Spring. That moment when the buds suddenly appear on the trees, and every day you see them slowly opening up and their delicate shape emerges. That’s how I wanted knitters to feel, not only wearing this beret but when they knit it too.

Knit top down, you begin with only 3 stitches and work a few rows of i-cord for the centre of the crown. From there, stitches are increased and you begin working in the round using the chart or the written instructions to create the crown of twisted and slipped stitches.
Just like the buds on the trees, the pattern blooms with every round, and before you know it, a delicate flower has opened up, framed with tiny bobbles like gentle drops of morning dew (and because if you know me at all, I can’t resist a bobble!).

The pattern continues with stockinette stitch worked to the correct length, and then a section of decreasing to complete the beret shape. It is then finished with a simple i-cord brim to give a secure fit, though a few rounds of twisted rib can be used here instead if you prefer.

Yarn

De Rerum Natura Ulysse; Sport weight: 202 yards/185 meters per 50g in colourway Sage.

Approx 175 (195) yards/160 (180) meters.

Needles

Needle in size required to obtain gauge. I suggest using 3.75 mm/5 US with a 16” / 40.5 cm cable for the body and double-pointed needles for the crown.

Sizes

Diameter: 10 (10.5)” / 25.5 (26.75) cm
Brim circumference: 20 (22)” / 50.75 (55.75) cm

To be worn with 0 to 2” / 0 to 5 cm of negative ease at the i-cord brim. I wear size 1 with a negative ease of 2” / 5 cm.

Gauge

26.5 sts by 40 rows over 4”/10 cm in charted pattern using larger needle and after blocking.
24 sts by 38 rows over 4”/10 cm in Stockinette Stitch using larger needle and after blocking.

Notions

Tapestry needle, 5 regular stitch markers, 1 removable marker and one unique marker for BOR.