Today, the European Fiber Network (EFN) released my latest pattern, the Ici Paris Beret.
The pattern is available in both English and French!
They are organising a KAL for it starting tomorrow, 1st December. Here is the description from the pattern page:
Our December designer was inspired by her native home of Paris. And what could better call to mind this most romantic of European capitals than a beret!
In winter the Parisian sky is almost always grey, captured eloquently by the soft shades in this stunning yarn.
The iconic symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, is reflected in the pattern of the whimsical lace.
Clever crown decreases are beautifully incorporated into the lace. The X’s and O’s circling the cabled brim are a nod to Corinne’s partner and the English custom of signing love letters with symbols for hugs and kisses.
This traditional, yet whimsical hat, even ties in to Corinne’s current home, Germany, by using the country’s most famous sock yarn, Wollmeise.
Come with us on a jaunt to Paris, and knit the Ici Paris Beret as a sentimental holiday gift or to stuff your own stocking!
Now, here are the essentials about the pattern:
About 185 (280) m / 200 (310) yards of sock yarn
Shown in Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin, colourway Feldmäuschen
Needles: 2.5mm/US1 1/2 size circular needle or dpns, or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: stitch marker, darning needle, cable needle
Provisional cast on, simple cable, knitting in the rd, Kitchener st, picking up sts, k2tog, sl sts, yo, kfb
28 sts x 46 rows / 10 cm – 4″ in “Eiffel Tower” stitch (mostly reverse stocking st)
Women S/M (M/L): Brim circ: 46-58 (52-63) cm / 18-23 (20-24 1/2) inches
Crown to brim height: Beret 19 cm / 11 inches, Slouchy 23 cm / 9 inches
Cost: EUR 3.00