Beret

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Hi Susan
I have adapted my pattern that was published in the April 2009 issue of MKM.
It uses 4 ply yarn (50g acrylic).
You need card 3 or Brother card 2s – one that will select alternate needles in 1×1 rib.
I had to have the needle to the left of centre on the Main Bed in work and arrange the rib accordingly.
It’s worth doing a dummy run to make sure alternate needles select every 3 or 4 rows (depending on the punchcard used).
Beret measures 10″ across.

Cast on 168 needles hang comb and weights.
Knit 2 circular rows.
Knit 20 rows at a fairly tight tension.
Inc. 1 st at Right on Ribber. This gives a knitted st at each end of every row.
Set Main Carriage to read card and knit 1 row.
CAR reset RC 000 set Main Carr to Tuck in both directions.
Tension 5/5 or higher knit 60 rows tuck. More rows here will give a bigger beret.
Tension 3/3 knit 10 rows.
Transfer Main Bed sts to Ribber needles which already have a stitch.
Empty needles to NWP.
Tension 3 knit 10 rows – the stitches should knit ok because of the weight on the ribber comb.
Tension 7 knit 1 row.
Remove on waste yarn and latch through loops of last row knitted in MY.
Join seam.
Make a twisted cord and thread through the last row at top of beret. I find a cord is stronger for pulling up the crown. Push the top edge inside the beret as you pull the cord and tie it off securely.
I hope this gives you a start
Regards
Sue

Sue P
2010-01-31 08:39:51
Hi Susan
I have adapted my pattern that was published in the April 2009 issue of MKM.
It uses 4 ply yarn (50g acrylic).
You need card 3 or Brother card 2s – one that will select alternate needles in 1×1 rib.
I had to have the needle to the left of centre on the Main Bed in work and arrange the rib accordingly.
It’s worth doing a dummy run to make sure alternate needles select every 3 or 4 rows (depending on the punchcard used).
Beret measures 10″ across.

Cast on 168 needles hang comb and weights.
Knit 2 circular rows.
Knit 20 rows at a fairly tight tension.
Inc. 1 st at Right on Ribber. This gives a knitted st at each end of every row.
Set Main Carriage to read card and knit 1 row.
CAR reset RC 000 set Main Carr to Tuck in both directions.
Tension 5/5 or higher knit 60 rows tuck. More rows here will give a bigger beret.
Tension 3/3 knit 10 rows.
Transfer Main Bed sts to Ribber needles which already have a stitch.
Empty needles to NWP.
Tension 3 knit 10 rows – the stitches should knit ok because of the weight on the ribber comb.
Tension 7 knit 1 row.
Remove on waste yarn and latch through loops of last row knitted in MY.
Join seam.
Make a twisted cord and thread through the last row at top of beret. I find a cord is stronger for pulling up the crown. Push the top edge inside the beret as you pull the cord and tie it off securely.
I hope this gives you a start
Regards
Sue

Sue P
2010-01-31 08:39:51
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