Swirly Curly Beret

designed by Riin Gill

This is an octagonal beret, knit from the center out, using the magic loop technique. The first few rounds are tricky since there aren’t very many stitches yet, but it quickly gets easier. Once there are enough stitches, you can work on a smaller circular needle or double pointed needles if you wish. The increases form a pleasing set of swirls, ideal for showing off a multi-color yarn. The brim has a rolled edge, to add a curl to your swirl!

The rolled brim is fairly stretchy. If you’re between sizes, go down a size.

Instructions are included for 7 sizes, ranging from Preemie to Adult Large.

 

Yarn: Dk Merino

Skills: basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), i-cord, knitting in the round, knitting on double pointed needles, magic loop

Price: Buy now for $6.50 at Ravelry.

Spring Valley Shawl

designed by Carol Ullmann

Carol designed and knit this shawl while Spring broke the fever of Winter in Michigan. She really loved how the darker Shadow undulated between the brighter hues of Granny Smith and Verdigris, inspiring the name for this shawl.

Yarn: Dk Merino

Skills: basic crochet skills (chains, single crochet, skipping stitches, slip stitch, joining new yarn, fastening off), basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off), lace knitting, reading charts

Price: Buy now for $6.50 at Ravelry.