Celtic Fair Isle Beret

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Celtic Fair Isle Beret

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This beret has it all - a 2x2 fair isle rib, two-shade latvian braid, and Celtic knot design around the body. Shown in Patons Classic Wool Worsted.

Single Size
To fit average woman
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The materials for this project cost $45.95

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  • Single Size

To fit average woman

Step 2:

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Main Color (MC)

Classic Wool Worsted | Moss Heather, 77525Edit Color

Contrast A

Classic Wool Worsted | Natural Mix, 00229Edit Color

Bead Stitch Markers

Pink 3/Pkg

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 16"

Size 6/4mm

Takumi Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 16"

Size 7/4.5mm

Double Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 7"

Size 7/4.5mm
The materials for this project cost $45.95


cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

inc [kfb] = increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.

P = purl

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rnd(s) = round(s)

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

st(s) = stitch(es)

tog = together

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions


To fit average woman


Classic Wool Worsted (100 g/3.5 oz;192 m/210 yds)
Main Color (MC) Moss Heather (77525) 1
Contrast A Natural Mix (00229) 1
Sizes 4 mm (U.S. 6) and 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needles 16" [40 cm] long. Set of four size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain tension. Stitch marker.


20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.


Note: When working chart, carry yarn not in use loosely across WS of work but never over more than 5 sts. When it must pass over more than 5 sts, weave it over and under color in use on next st at center point of sts it passes over. The colors are never twisted around one another.

With smaller circular needle and A, cast on 96 sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: (With MC, K2. With A, K2) 24 times.
2nd to 8th rnds: (With MC, K2. With A, P2) 24 times.

Change to larger circular needle and proceed as follows:
1st rnd: (Braided rnd). With MC, P1. *Bring A under MC and P1. Bring MC under B and P1 (this twists yarn as you purl across). Rep from * to last st. Bring A under MC and P1.

2nd rnd: With MC, (K2. M1. K3. M1) 18 times. (K1. M1. K2. M1) twice. 136 sts.

Proceed as follows:
1st rnd: Knit 1st row of Chart I, reading row from right to left, noting 34-st rep will be worked 4 times.
Chart I is now in position.
Cont working Chart I to end of chart.

Shape top: Knit Chart II to end of chart, reading rows from right to left and shaping top as follows:
Note: Change to set of four double-pointed needles when necessary.
1st rnd: *ssk. Pat across 28 sts. K2tog. With A, K2. Rep from * 3 times more. 128 sts.
2nd rnd: *ssk. Pat across 26 sts. K2tog. With A, K2. Rep from * 3 times more. 120 sts.
3rd rnd: *ssk. Pat across 24 sts. K2tog. With A, K2. Rep from * 3 times more. 112 sts.
4th rnd: *ssk. Pat across 22 sts. K2tog. With A, K2. Rep from * 3 times more. 104 sts.
5th rnd: *ssk. Pat across 20 sts. K2tog. With A, K2. Rep from * 3 times more. 96 sts.
Keeping cont of Chart II, dec 8 sts on every rnd, as before, to 16 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end through rem sts tightly and fasten securely.