11.15.2010

Autumn Vines Beret



AV8 Framed

My Autumn Vines Beret pattern is finally done!
It took a long time to get it just right but I couldn't be more pleased with the end result.
This design is tied with Cedar Leaf as my favorite published pattern.


AV7 Framed

I love how the cabled leafy design looks like a tangled vine traveling up the sides of the hat. 
It was a very interesting and fun stitch pattern to work up.

The yarn that I used, Becoming Art Cielo Sport, complements the design so nicely. It shows off the textured pattern very well and the subtle highlights in the color bring the pattern to life.


AV 1 Framed


 Usually the samples that I knit end up in my trunk shows.. but no. Not this hat. This is mine. I love it.

Here is the pattern information for those of you would would like to make an 
Autumn Vines Beret of your very own:

SIZE
Stretches to fit a 19-22" / 48-56 cm head circumference.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Brim Circumference: approx 18 inches after blocking.

MATERIALS
Becoming Art Cielo Sport [100% Superwash Merino Wool; 256 yd/234m per 4oz skein]; color: Cinnamon; 1 skein or approx 200 yds of a sport weight wool or wool blend.
Alternate Yarns: Madelinetosh Pashmina, Classic Elite Fresco

1# 16” US #5/3.75mm circular needle for brim and body of hat
1# set of US #5/3.75mm double pointed needles for top of hat and I cord
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
25 sts/ 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch on US5 / 3.75 mm needles or size needed for accurate gauge.



If you run into me this Autumn, this is what I will be wearing... every day.

Autumn Vines and Cedar Leaf Framed
 
I am so happy to be surrounded by knitted leaves in my favorite Autumn colors. 

Kits for the Autumn Vines Beret are now available for pre-order through Becoming Art. 

Happy Knitting!





20 comments:

Andrea said...

This turned out really beautiful. Congratulations.

Kate said...

It takes the #1 place of your designs for me! Lovely.

morewithles said...

Lovely color & the pictures of you are so pretty!

ashley said...

alana, you are so beautiful and your hat is just the perfect compliment to your hair and skin...so nice!

MaidInEngland said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

YarnOnTheHouse said...

WOW, oh WOW! I will definitely need to knit this one up!

Northern Girl Knits said...

Boooootiful!!! Love the color, love the pattern.Reminds me of cinnamon spice.

Charlene said...

Absolutely stunning! I can't wait to knit this.

Julie said...

Alana, it's stunning!! And looks beautiful on you. what a gorgeous hat, and the pattern looks exceptionally well designed. Wow!!

Ariane said...

it's gorgeous!

StephCat said...

It's lovely, the color glows, you look gorgeous in both the beret & shawl.

Catalina said...

I'm so in love with this, I keep coming back to look at it!

Sereknitty said...

Absolutely gorgeous ... already in my ravelry queue :)

~Sarafina~ said...

Love love LOVE it!

I'm a knitting newbie, and still firmly in scarfland, but projects like this urge me to keep on practicing!

Susan on Bainbridge Island said...

I loved the shawl-collar pattern and I know I will love this beret! It is beautiful- and btw- I would come to a party celebrating your beret!

One Planet said...

Wonderful! I look forward to adding it in to my collection.

Jen said...

Gorgeous!

Jane Richmond said...

I absolutely love it! ..and the colour is one of my absolute favorites. Gorgeous work Alana!

nparis said...

Dear Alana,
I have some questions about your Sheepish pattern but this is the only place I could see to write you.
I bought the kit a while ago and I am almost finished, yah hoo.
Could you give me your email so I could write more clearly? Thank you:)
Nancy
nparis62050@gmail.com

Phoenix said...

You did a good job.