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Cashmere Beret: Striped Version Using Shibui Pure Cashmere

Cashmere Beret: Striped Version Using Shibui Pure Cashmere







The Design

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“Top it off with stripes.”

Our Cashmere Beret’s iconic shape and universally flattering fit never go out of style. For a touch of modern appeal, we’ve created a free adaptation to give this timeless topper some jogless, one-row stripes! Twirling towards the crown in swirling decreases, these fine stripes have a clean simplicity, while adding a subtle, almost textural interest.

Knit in two shades of Shibui Pure Cashmere, the Cashmere Beret is wonderfully, blissfully soft. This fingering-weight yarn is composed of two, gently twirled plies of lofty cashmere. Lightweight yet significant, and with a softness that’s nearly unbelievable, Pure Cashmere creates a beret with the right amount of cozy, nonchalant charm.

The Details

Directions given for Medium adult size 21"/53cm, shown in original pattern in parentheses ( ).

2 skeins Shibui Pure Cashmere (220 yds/201m each), held double throughout: 1 skein each of Main Color (MC) and Contrasting Color (CC).
Or approx. 220 yds/201m each of an equivalent fingering-weight yarn.

Sample shown in size medium adult, in colors 11 Tar (MC) and 2181 Bone (CC).

US 2 (2.75mm) 16"/40cm circular and double-points, or size to obtain gauge.
US 1 (2.25mm) 16"/40cm circular, or 1 size smaller than gauge size.
6 markers (1 in a different color to designate beginning of round).
Darning needle to finish.
10"(11")/25cm(28cm) dinner plate for blocking; glass or mug to hold plate while drying.

28 sts/40 rows = 4"/10cm with yarn held double, in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

Keep a tiny crochet hook handy to help pick up dropped stitches.

Digital Cashmere Beret pattern. (Download.)

Printed Cashmere Beret pattern. (Requires shipping.)

Free digital adaptation for Shibui Pure Cashmere. (Download.)

COLOR: 2001 Abyss.

COLOR: 2003 Ash.

COLOR: 2004 Ivory.

COLOR: 2181 Bone.

COLOR: 11 Tar.

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