Pattern - Noblesse Oblige


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A fabulous ensemble pattern from Karie Westermann providing instructions for both the delightful Fair Isle beret and three sizes of shawl - a neckerchief, a small scarf and a shawl. The beret is knitted in the round with pretty Fair Isle bands running round the circumference before the crown is shaped and topped off with a stylish felted pom pom. The three shawls all feature a stylish striped pattern edging the traditionally constructed triangular shawl. The dainty neckerchief can be finished with ties and felted pom poms to match the beret.

Knitted using Fenella 100% british wool from Susan Crawford, a lightweight yarn, creates a soft, lightweight fabric with fabulous drape. Fenella is available in 25 colours so you can create a wide range of palettes.

The pattern includes both written and charted instructions.

This pattern is also part of the Knits For A Cold Climate collection.

Designed by:

Karie Westermann


Shawls - Finished Dimensions after blocking - Neckerchief: 72cm (28.5in) x 28cm (11in); Scarf: 94cm (37in) x 40cm (15.75in); Shawl: 116cm (45.5in) x 50cm (19.5in)

Beret - Finished Dimensions after blocking - S/M: Circumference - 60cm (23.5in); L: Circumference - 67.5cm (26.5in)


Fenella from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool, 124m/135yds per 25g

Beret Only

1 25g skein each of shades Myrtle, Atomic Red, Chalk, Jonquil, Porcellana

Neckerchief/Scarf/Shawl Only

1 (2, 3) 25g skeins each of shade Myrtle
1 25g skein each of shades Atomic Red, Chalk, Jonquil, Porcellana


Beret plus Neckerchief/Scarf/Shawl

2 (3, 4) 25g skeins each of shade Myrtle
1 25g skein each of shades Atomic Red, Chalk, Jonquil, Porcellana


32 sts and 34 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over stocking stitch prior to blocking.

Suggested Needles:

Set of 2.25mm (US 1) double pointed needles
Set of 3mm (US 2) double pointed needles
1 pair of 3mm (US 2) needles or 3mm (US 2) circular needle


Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Pom pom maker or small piece of cardboard

Techniques used:

Knitting in the round; Fair Isle knitting; Pom pom making