Sunday, January 18, 2009


I'm back in the West and feeling seasonally confused once again......leaving chilly dark days in Scotland for sunny mid 70's temps in California!
Owing to jet lag I've been up at 5:30 am every morning since being back (and I'm not a morning person)! However being awake in the wee hours has meant that I've finally sorted out the pattern for the Linga beret and I can now offer it for purchase!
(Thanks again to Christy for speedy test knitting)

Here she is:
This slouchy beret features a beautiful hexagonal Shetland Lace pattern.
Ling is Scottish for heather and Linga means heather covered island in Shetland.

Finished Size
Diameter across top of beret is 11 inches
* Approx 210 yrds of DK weight yarn. Shown in Rowan Pure Wool DK ( colour 014) and Louisa Harding Kimono Angora Pure (Colour 11).
* US#4/3.5mm 16-inch Circular Needle
*US#7/4.5mm 16 inch Circular Needle
*Set of US#7/4.5mm DPN’S
* Stitch Marker
21 sts and 28 rows=4 inches in stockinette st on US#7/4.5mm in DK weight.



Connie said...

Beautiful, Gudrun! The lace kind of looks like the lace in the Vaila sweater... Glad you're back safe from your trip.

Lise said...

Gorgeous! I love it.

Romi said...

Very pretty!

Poethead said...

I'm happy to see your post here this morning. I love the hat!

mel said...

Welcome back Gudrun, and congrats on a lovely pattern!

Hilary said...

What a gorgeous pattern! Thanks for writing it up.

The weather is SO WEIRD in northern California. Even San Francisco has been warm enough for short sleeves lately. Where's the fog?!

Just call me Ruby said...

The change in weather must seem crazy. Love the beret, will probably indulge myself at the weekend and buy the pattern. Will it lend itself to rowan scottish tweed dk do you think? Its slightly 'firm' but I have two balls of a lovely slate grey which I bought with the intention of making a beret and this would be perfect.