Thursday, November 27, 2008

Entre nous, entrelac



Finally, I'm happy with the beret pattern. If you have any questions about the decreases, leave a comment and I'll be glad to help.

GREENTRELAC BERET

By RMS Original


Notes: Wherever the pattern says to ssk, you may instead k2tbl (knit 2 together through the back loop). For the rectangles, the “Shaping Row” always begins with Sl 1 and ends with a decrease. “The “Return Row” is always K6 or P6 (whichever is appropriate to keep the st st pattern).

When working entrelac in the round there are no side triangles on Tier 1, however, you must somehow change direction! You may either knit (or purl) another row of the diamond to get to the other side (as printed in the directions), OR pick up stitches from the base to the top of the previous diamond.


Yarn: Nashua Wooly Stripes, Color WS0051, or similar worsted weight yarn with long color changes
Needles: Circular Size 7-9, or whatever will give you a pleasing fabric in your yarn. If you don’t use the Magic Loop method, the length of your needle should be 16”. 8” DPNs may be used.
Gauge: See instructions for Ribbing Band.

Ribbing band: Work a gauge swatch in 1x1 rib, and note the number of stitches in 4”.
Measure the circumference of your head, and divide by 4. Multiply this number by your gauge. Divide by 6, and subtract as necessary to get an even multiple of 6. Subtract another 6 or 12 stitches for a tighter fit. Cast on that number of stitches, and join, being careful not to twist. Work 1x1 ribbing for 1”.


Set Up Base Triangles:
Row 1 [RS]: K1, turn work.
Row 2 [WS]: P1, turn work.
Row 3 [RS]: Sl 1, k1, turn work.
Row 4 [WS]: P2, turn work.
Row 5 [RS]: Sl 1, k2, turn work.
Row 6 [WS]: P3, turn work.
Row 7 [RS]: Sl 1, k3, turn work.
Row 8 [WS]: P4, turn work.
Row 9 [RS]: Sl 1, k4, turn work.
Row 10 [WS]: P5, turn work.
Row 11 [RS]: Sl 1, k5. Do not turn work. The first base triangle is complete.
Continuing on to the st to the left of the st just worked, repeat Rows 1-11 until you have completed the circumference, and used all the ribbing stitches. Base triangles are complete.

TIER 1, Left to Right.
Right-Slanting Center Diamonds:
Row 1 [WS]: Pick up and p 6 sts along edge of next base triangle (in following Tiers, you’ll pick up sts along the edge of a diamond). Sl last picked-up st to left needle, p2tog with next st on needle. Turn work.
Even-Numbered Rows 2-10 [RS]: K6, turn work.
Odd-Numbered Rows 3-9 [WS]: Sl 1, p4, p2tog, turn work.
Row 11 [WS]: Sl 1, p4, p2tog. Do not turn work; diamond is complete.
Repeat Rows 1-11 until you are back at the beginning. On the last diamond, after Row 11, turn and K6.

TIER 2, Right to Left
Left-Slanting Center Diamond:
Row 1 [RS]: Pick up and k6 sts along edge of next diamond. Sl last picked-up st to left needle, ssk with next st on needle. Turn.
Even-Numbered Rows 2-10 [WS]: P6, turn work.
Odd-Numbered Rows 3-9 [RS]: Sl 1, k4, ssk, turn work.
Row 11 [RS]: Sl 1, k4, ssk. Do not turn work; diamond is complete.
Repeat Rows 1-11 until you are back at the beginning. On the last diamond, after Row 11, turn and P6.
Repeat Tier 1.

Repeat Tier 2 however pick up only 5 stitches evenly spaced along the edge of each diamond.

Repeat Tier 1 however pick up only 4 stitches evenly spaced along the edge of each diamond.



You are now ready to knit the top triangles and crown decreases.

Top Triangles
Row 1 [RS]: Pick up and k4 sts along edge of next diamond.
Row 2: P4
Row 3: K3, ssk, turn.
Row 4: P3, wrap and turn.
Row 5: K2, ssk, turn
Row 6: P2, wrap and turn
Row 7: K1, ssk, turn.
Row 8: P1, wrap and turn.
Row 9: Ssk, do not turn. The first top triangle is complete. Continue until you have worked triangles across the whole round.

Knit 1 row.

You have an even number of stitches on your needles, a multiple of 4. To work the decreases, the odd numbered rows will be the decrease rows, and the even numbered rows will be knit all stitches. The hat in the pattern had 60 stitches after the entrelac ended. This is a multiple of 6, so each decrease section will total 6 stitches – K4, k2tog across the round. The following decrease row will be K3, k2tog, and so on until you k2tog across the round. Knit 1 row, and cut a long tail. Weave the tail through the remaining stitches and through. Weave in all ends.

Block this hat flat to properly shape the beret slouch.

Copyright 2008 RMS Original. You may use this pattern for personal and charity use only.

34 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful hat. I can't wait to make it. Job well done.
    Peace~

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  2. LOVE the beret
    thanx for sharing the pattern
    it will have to go in my queue
    Cathy in Ga - over 40 knitters

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  3. It is beautiful R------ absolutely love it! Can't wait to see it in person!

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  4. It's a gorgeous pattern! How much yarn did it take?

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  5. I have saved your Greentrelac scarf and beret patterns and just love them! Thanks for sharing! I'm 3 tiers into the scarf now, but with cheap scrap yarn -- I wanted to figure out the pattern before I use the real stuff! What a fascinating pattern!

    Becky in Wylie, TX

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  6. this is so beautiful! It looks like it would be to hard to tackle but now that I'v gotten more than half way done with it, I think it's pretty easy!

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  7. by the way, I'm just a 12 year old knitter that was on TheDailyKnitter.com and found the link to this pattern. (I wrote the comment above) you most likely think that I'm just some beginner that doesn't know anything about knitting, but I'm not.I have been knitting ever since I can remember and have taught many people how. I enjoy knitting more than anything else and when I don't have something I'm working on I just can't help but to pick up a pair of needles and knit a cable swatch or a seed stitch swatch etc. etc. Well it's been nice and I'm sure that I'm just an anoying little bug so...Ta Ta!

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  8. Thanks for all the kind comments. The patterns are on ravelry - I'd love to see pictures of your progress.

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  9. It's a beauty!! I am adding it to my "To Do" list!!

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  10. I just finished an entrelec scarf for my Mom and this will be the perfect match. Thank you!

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  11. I'm trying to complete this hat and I'm confused. The Top Triangles are where I'm lost.

    Top Triangles
    Row 1 [RS]: Pick up and k4 sts along edge of next diamond.
    Row 2: P4
    Row 3: K3, ssk, turn.
    Row 4: P3, wrap and turn.
    Row 5: K2, ssk, turn
    Row 6: P2, wrap and turn
    Row 7: K1, ssk, turn.
    Row 8: P1, wrap and turn.
    Row 9: Ssk, do not turn. The first top triangle is complete. Continue until you have worked triangles across the whole round.

    On Row 3: If I K3, ssk and turn, that means I'm picking up from the left needle and still have 4 stitches.

    Am I knitting in stitches from the left needle and need an extra decrease?

    Or am I just decreasing the 4 stitches that I just picked up? Which would make this K2 ssk and, turn P3 turn, K1 ssk turn , P2 turn, ssk and leave one stitch or ???

    I have my knitting instructor who's been knitting for 70 years and she can't figure this out either. Please clarify.
    Thank you for a beautiful hat pattern!

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  12. Dear Anonymous regarding the top triangles: you will always have 4 stitches in each triangle, but you don't work each all of them. Basically, this is the reverse of the base triangles. In the base you added 1 stitch every knit row, at the top you are decreasing 1 stitch. As you "swallow up" the stitches from the diamond on the left, you get yourself in position to pick up stitches for the next triangle.

    If this does not make sense to you, please write again and I'll try to make it clearer.

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  13. Hi. I knitted this in contrast heather colours. It looks lovely and I thank you for such clear instructions. Unfortuneately after measuring my head and working out the amount of stitches to use it is was too big.Beautiful but big ! I solved this problem by adding two rows of double crochet onto the cast off edge in a contrasting shade, gradually decreasing the size and this has made the fit much better. I hope this helps anyone who may have made the same mistake. Regards Jean B

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  14. Wow. Love this. I'm so new to knitting, though that it looks too daunting to my skill level, but I'll be back. I'll try it in a month or two. Love the complexity 0f the pattern, how it indulates, and the color combination is gorgious. Thanks for sharing..;)

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  15. Wow! I definitely have to knit this hat. Do you have any suggestion of how to modify your pattern if I want to felt the hat down a bit (for wind proof)?

    Thank you for your advice.

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  16. wow this has been left alone for so long, i wonder if you will even see it :B
    i am totally stuck from going to the base triangles to the first row of diamonds. how do you pick up and p stitches from the wrong side when the yarn strand is left on the left side from the previous stitches? doesn't the yarn need to be on the right in order to purl?

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  17. Beautiful. Have you tried something similar in crochet?

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  18. Top Triangles
    Row 1 [RS]: Pick up and k4 sts along edge of next diamond.
    Row 2: P4
    Row 3: K3, ssk, turn.
    Row 4: P3, wrap and turn.
    Row 5: K2, ssk, turn
    Row 6: P2, wrap and turn
    Row 7: K1, ssk, turn.
    Row 8: P1, wrap and turn.
    Row 9: Ssk, do not turn. The first top triangle is complete. Continue until you have worked triangles across the whole round.

    on row 1 & 2 it doesn't say to turn work but why does it move on rows when there are more stitches to work? Am I meant to turn it?

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  19. I think I'm getting lost in the nomenclature. What does 'wrap' mean in formal knitting terms? wrap in my brain means yarn over but that's an increase and in the top triangles we are trying to decrease.

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  20. You are working what's known as short rows. You are literally wrapping the yarn around the next stitch, then turning (leaving the remaining sts in the row unworked) and working back in the other direction. You can find many videos on youtube to see the technique in action.

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  22. I followed instructions for top triangles and ended up with 4 stitches on my needle. Totally confused. Any chance of a video to show how to do top triangles. The Youtube videos on entrelac in the round have been essential. Sooooo frustrating getting to this point and not being able to work this final bit out.
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  23. Sorted it all out myself. Slept on it and Bingo! did it straight away.

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