Pattern - Crowning Glory

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This elegant beret showcases a beautiful lace motif in the form of a crown, inspired by a similar motif originating in Shetland on a lace shawl, knit in the late 1800s and destined to be a gift for royalty. The beret is divided into four sections with a crown in the centre of each section. The beret construction itself is very simple enabling the knitter to focus on the lace stitch within.

Knitted in Excelana 4ply 100% british wool from Susan Crawford in Alabaster colourway.

The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the lace section.

Crowning Glory is part of the Coronation Knits collection.

Designed by:

Susan Crawford

Sizing:

One Size to fit 51.5-57cm (20-22.5in) head circumference.

Yarn:

Excelana 4 ply from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool, 159m/174yds per 50g
2 50g skeins shade Alabaster

Gauge:

28 sts and 36 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over stocking stitch knitted flat.

Suggested Needles:

2.75mm (US 2) circular needle, 40cm long
3mm (US 2-3) circular needle, 40cm long
Set of 3mm (US2-3) double pointed needles

Notions:

Stitch markers
Scissors

Techniques used:

Lace knitting; knitting in the round.