Brynja beret KIT is a quick knit to match Brynja, our favorite lopi sweater and is a perfect last minute gift.
A beret is called alpahúfa in Icelandic meaning “Alpine cap”: the beret has been indeed part of the costume of the Chasseurs Alpins (literally Alpine Hunters, the elite mountain infantry of the French Army) since 1891.
But the beret has its origins in the Middle Age in Bearn, France. It is seen for example sculpted in the church of Bellocq dated from the 13th century. The shepherds knitted it in the round in the natural colours of the sheep and it’s the constant exposure to wind and rain that made it felt. It became very popular especially in the Basque country and quickly spread to Spain, then South America, Mexico, Louisiana, California and Canada through emigration.
Design: Hélène Magnússon
Sizes: S(M,L) S is suitable for toddlers, M for children and L for adults.
Finished measurements 21(24,26.5) cm / 8.25(9.5,10.5)” diameter across to fit head circumference up to 40.5(48,53.5) cm / 16(19,21)”.
Note than the beret can be blocked to bigger dimensions or knitted on slightly bigger needles.
Needles: size 4 mm/US 6 DPNs or circular (using the Magic loop technique)
Yarn: Léttlopi from Ístex, 100% pure Icelandic wool, light spun, medium weight, 50g/skein, 50g = ca.100m/109 ydsMC: 1 skein; CC1: ½ skein; CC2: scrapsGrey beret: shades 0056 (grey), 0051 (white), 1409 (red)Blue beret: shades 1404 (turquoise), 1409 (red)Purple beret: shades 1414 (dark purple), 1411(yellow),1413 (light purple)
Techniques: Knitting in the round, stranded knitting, jogless join, Magic loop.
Errata: no mistake was found in this pattern.
Kit: the kit contains the wool but not the needles or the other material. The kit doesn’t include the pattern that must be purchased separately. Shipping costs are not included
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