Sunday Pictorial Beret by Susan Crawford

Sunday Pictorial Beret

September 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
350 yards (320 m)
one size to fit 23 inch (58cm) circumference approx
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Sunday Pictorial Beret is a stylish beret effortlessly easy to wear which can be dressed up or worn casual. Knitted in all-over garter stitch to create a fabric with bounce and character which also holds its shape. The beret is knitted from the brim upwards and is knitted flat - so every row is knitted - decorative decreases are worked around the crown before the beret is sewn together down the back seam. An elegant bow is knitted separately and then sewn into position covering much of the back seams.

Sunday Pictorial Beret is knitted using Excelana North fingering weight a soft, fingering weight 100% British wool, spun for us in nearby Yorkshire and dyed in-house by Susan and her team. The soft blend of fibres, creates a warm and soft fabric, with great stitch definition and with just the right amount of drape for this slightly slouchy beret. Shown here in shade Land Army Green and Saharan Sand.

A very straight forward pattern suitable for all knitters from beginners upwards and a great pattern for someone looking for their first vintage knitting project.

Our model Charlie is shown wearing the second size 50-55cm (20-22in).

The pattern includes instructions for three sizes to fit head circumference measurements between 45cm (18in) and 60cm (24in) and contains clear written instructions plus a comprehensive schematic diagram and sizing chart.

Yarn kits are available at Susan Crawford Vintage.

Susan Crawford Excelana North fingering weight
100% British wool, 75% Cheviot, 25% Bluefaced Leicester (159m / 174yds per 50g skein approx)
2 skeins, shade Land Army Green or Saharan Sand

26 sts and 44 rows = 10cm (4in) over garter stitch without blocking.

Suggested needles
1 pair 2.75mm (US 2) needles
1 pair 3.25mm (US 3) needles

Tapestry needle