Blueberry Beret....the kind you find...oops, wait it's supposed to be Raspberry beret LOL!
Just look at those yummy cables!!
I test knit this pattern. The charts and instructions are very clear and it's a great one to practice cabling without a needle.
Just love the way the cables intertwine at the top.
As you can see, it does fit daughter pretty good. For me, it's shorter than I like. It's not the pattern's fault at all! I used very light worsted weight, almost DK. I truly think that's the difference. See pattern notes below.
Sigh...I really do love the top of this beret.
Arboretum by Jane Tanner
The Plucky Knitter MCN Lite in Heirloom Linen (looks like blueberries to me ;) .75 skein
US 4 & 6 circulars, knit Magic loop.
Mods: not on purpose though...gauge was supposed to be 22 sts x 30 rows for 4" knit flat. I knit the swatch in the round for the MCN Lite and got 26 sts x 32 rows...of course I admit I did knit this swatch after I finished the hat.
I had swatched another yarn and started using it, but didn't like how the cabled portion was coming out so I frogged it. I had gotten gauge for that yarn.
I then knit the hat in the MCN Lite figuring it was pretty close. As you can see by my gauge numbers, it was a bit off. The yarn is very lovely to use, but it does get a little halo to it.
I'll save it and start another one. Never know when I need to gift a hat. Plus, I have about 1.25 skeins left to knit either mitts or a cowl to go with it. Could be an early gift for someone!