La Parisienne is a truly feminine beret knit from worsted weight yarn. It features a well-defined twisted rib edge and simple stockinette stitch body adorned by a raised, decorative seven-point spiral decrease.
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NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.
One size. Finished beret fits a medium adult head size of approximately 20” – 22” (51 cm – 56 cm). Amount of slouch can be adjusted by working more rounds before crown shaping begins.
The pattern includes complete written row by row instructions. It is NOT charted.
Using larger-sized needles, 18 stitches/24 rounds to 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch, blocked.
La Parisienne is worked in the round from the ribbing up.
To work this pattern, you will need to know:
- Knit and purl stitches
- Knitting in the round
- Increase and decrease stitches – KFB, CDD, K2TOG
- Twisted stitches – K1B
124 – 133 yards (113 – 122 m) of worsted weight yarn. Allow approximately 124 yds (114 m) for petite beret and 133 yds (122 m) for slouchier beret.
A worsted weight yarn with good stitch definition and little to no halo is recommended.
US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular
US 8 (5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular
US 8 (5 mm) 7” (20 cm) double-pointed
Or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
Stitch Markers (6 of one color, 1 of another)