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A few years, ago my younger daughter and I took a trip to England for her March break. We both loved the various styles of architecture, but, as a knitter, one of the things I found most inspiring was the wonderful, fan-vaulted ceilings found in many cathedrals. The ceiling at Bath Abbey inspired me to knit the first of a series of berets based on the fanned-out ribs and arches. This is the design for the fourth beret.
The hat starts with a lengthwise band knitted as i-cord. Stitches are then picked up along the band, then increased sharply, to start the twisted rib pattern. Decreases are hidden in the pattern to form the crown of the beret, which ends with the traditional tab.
Read more in our Spring 2013 issue
Designed by Denise Powell