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Entrelac Beret
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® - Amazing®
Pattern Number: L10502 Featured in our YarnPlay newsletter, this beret is knit in the entrelac style with one ball of Wool-Ease and one ball of Amazing. The pattern features a step-by-step photo guide to entrelac, making the technique easy to understand. Designed by Allyson Dykhuizen.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 22 in. (56 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-118 Wool-Ease: Indigo

Deep, rich blue


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 4.69
Note: (A)

825-208 Amazing Yarn: Glacier Bay

Violet, deep magenta, deep sky blue, and yellow-green


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 8.29
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Double-Pointed Needles - Size 9
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 8.25


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 9 (5.5 mm), 16 in. (40.5 cm) long
GAUGE:
18 sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
skp Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Entrelac knitting consists of rows of triangles and blocks that are worked in short rows.

Short rows are rows that are worked over a portion of the sts in a row, leaving the remaining sts unworked.

To work short rows, the pattern instructions will tell you to 'turn' before you reach the end of the row.

2.

When knitting in the rnd on double pointed needles (dpns), your sts need to be divided fairly evenly onto the needles.

If you are working with a set of 4 dpn, your sts should be divided among 3 needles.

If you are working with a set of 5 dpn, your sts should be divided among 4 needles.

The total number of sts will not always be evenly divisible by the number of dpns that you are using - this is not a problem! Simply divide your sts as evenly as possible, you will still create a symmetrical 'tube' of knitting.

3.

Slip sts as if to purl.


INSTRUCTIONS



BERET Ribbing With circular needle and A, cast on 80 sts.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Rnds 1-12: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 13 (turning ridge): Purl to end of rnd.

Rnds 14-25: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Fold ribbing, along the turning ridge, to the inside so that the cast-on edge is behind your needles and the turning ridge is at the bottom of the piece.

Joining Rnd:Insert left needle into first loop from cast-on edge; with right needle, knit the loop together with next st on left needle; *insert left needle into next loop from cast-on edge; with right needle, knit the loop together with next st on left needle; rep from * to end of rnd.





Entrelac Body Change to B, leaving A attached.

Base Triangles First Base Triangle Row 1 (RS): K2, turn.

Row 2 (WS): P2, turn.

Row 3: Sl 1, k2, turn.

Row 4: P3, turn.

Row 5: Sl 1, k3, turn.

Row 6: P4, turn.

Row 7: Sl 1, k4, do not turn.

Next 15 Base Triangles Rep Rows 1-7 of First Base Triangle 15 more times.

Note: All ribbing sts should have been worked, and there should be sixteen 5-st triangles on the needle.









First Tier of Blocks Change to A, leaving B attached.

First Block Row 1 (RS): From RS, pick up and k5 sts across the slip stitch edge between the needles, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Sl 1, p3, p2tog, turn.

Row 3 (RS): K5, turn.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 three more times.

Row 10: Sl 1, p3, p2tog, DO NOT TURN.

Next 15 Blocks Row 1 (WS): From WS, pick up and p5 sts across the slip stitch edge between the needles, turn.

Row 2 (RS): K5, turn.

Row 3 (WS): Sl 1, p3, p2tog, turn.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 three more times.

Row 10: K5, turn.

Row 11: Sl 1, p3, p2tog, DO NOT TURN.Rep Rows 1-11 fourteen more times.









Second Tier of Blocks Change to B, leaving A attached.

First Block Row 1 (WS): From WS, pick up and p5 sts across the slip stitch edge between the needles, turn.

Row 2 (RS): Sl 1, k3, skp, turn.

Row 3 (WS): P5, turn.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 three more times.

Row 10: Sl 1, k3, skp, DO NOT TURN.

Next 15 Blocks Row 1 (RS): From RS, pick up and k5 sts across the slip stitch edge between the needles, turn.

Row 2 (WS): P5, turn.

Row 3 (RS): Sl 1, k3, skp, turn.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 three more times.

Row 10: P5, turn.

Row 11: Sl 1, k3, skp, DO NOT TURN.Rep Rows 1-11 fourteen more times.









Third Tier of BlocksRep First Tier of Blocks.









Fourth Tier of BlocksRep Second Tier of Blocks.









Fifth Tier of BlocksRep First Tier of Blocks.





Top Triangles Change to B, leaving A attached.

First Top Triangle Row 1 (RS): From RS with B, pick up and k6 sts across slip stitch edge between the needles, turn.

Note: After First Top Triangle is completed, you will pick up only 5 sts across the slip stitch edge to begin each of the remaining top triangles.

Row 2 (WS): P6, turn.

Row 3: Skp, k3, k2tog, turn.

Row 4: P5, turn.

Row 5: Skp, k2, k2tog, turn.

Row 6: P4, turn.

Row 7: Skp, k1, k2tog, turn.

Row 8: P3, turn.

Row 9: Skp, k2tog, turn.

Row 10: P2tog, turn.

Row 11: Skp.

DO NOT TURN.

Next 15 Top Triangles Row 1 (RS): From RS with B, pick up and k5 sts across slip stitch edge between the needles, turn.

Row 2: P6, turn.

Rows 3-11: Rep Rows 3-11 of First Top Triangle.

Rep last 11 rows fourteen more times-1 st rem on needle.Cut B.





Top of Hat Work top of Hat with A only.

Pick-Up Rnd (RS): With A, pick and k4 sts across edge of first triangle, pick up and k5 sts across edge of each of remaining triangles-80 sts at the end of this rnd.

Place marker for beg of rnd.

Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle and being careful not to twist sts.

Note: When sts have been sufficiently decreased, change to double pointed needles.

Decrease Rnd 1 (RS): *K2tog, k8; rep from * to end of rnd - 72 sts at the end of this rnd.

Decrease Rnd 2: *K2tog, k7; rep from * to end of rnd - 64 sts at the end of this rnd.

Decrease Rnd 3: *K2tog, k6; rep from * to end of rnd - 56 sts at the end of this rnd.

Decrease Rnd 4: *K2tog, k5; rep from * to end of rnd - 48 sts.

Decrease Rnd 5: *K2tog, k4; rep from * to end of rnd - 40 sts.

Decrease Rnd 6: *K2tog, k3; rep from * to end of rnd - 32 sts.

Decrease Rnd 7: *K2tog, k2; rep from * to end of rnd - 24 sts.

Decrease Rnd 8: *K2tog, k1; rep from * to end of rnd - 16 sts.

Decrease Rnd 9: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 8 sts at the end of this rnd.Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through remaining sts and pull to gather.

Knot securely.





FINISHING Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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