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White Swan Beret

White Swan Beret

This traditional Fair Isle beret looks lovely knitted in a fine,
springy or textured wool. You will need small amounts of
three colours in addition to the main colour for the colour
work band – mine are worked with Briggs & Little Durasport
that I have hand dyed with logwood and Brazil wood, in
addition to white.

Alternatively, this Canadian yarn is available in several
pre-dyed colours; Rowan fine tweed also works well.

DSC_0075Size

One – to fit adult, finished hatband 22” approx.

Yarn

Main colour:
Blue/grey hat: Rowan fine tweed, colour 367 “muker”, two skeins (200 yards)
OR
Yellow hat:  Briggs & Little Durasport, one skein (430 yards) hand dyed with onion skins.

For both hats: three contrasting colours, around 50 yards of each in your chosen yarn.

Needles

Pair of long, straight needles or a circular needle 3mm/US 2-3

Small DPNs for i-cord to finish (any size 2-4mm work well)

Gauge (Tension)

25/26 sts = 4 inches/10 cm (hat is blocked into shape)

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