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  • Macara - Beret


    About Macara

    Macara’s stunning stitch pattern is inspired by the leaves of the macaranga tree. It’s a classical worsted-weight beret and worked up in a gorgeous jewel tone like here it reminds us of the wonderful shapes and forms of nature in its prime.

    Macara is knitted in the round from brim to crown with small interconnecting lines and centred double decreases to shape a nice crown.


    Barbara Gottwik


    This listing is for the single PDF pattern. You'll get an email with a download link immediately after purchase.

    If you're interested in the pattern in print form, check out Issue 5 - that's where it first got published!

    • Sizes

      1 (2, 3)

      To fit head circumference of 53 cm (58, 63) cm / 20.75 (22.75, 24.75)”

      Recommended to be worn with 13.5-17.5 cm / 5.25- 6.75” of negative ease to the brim.


      John Arbon Textiles, Harvest Hues Worsted / Light Aran (65% dyed organically farmed Falklands Merino, 35% Devon Zwartbles; 200 metres / 218 yards per 100 g)

      145 (180, 220) metres / 160 (200, 240) yards

      Sample shown is knit in colourway Juniper. Charifa wears a size 2 with 10.5 cm / 4.25” of negative ease at the brim.


      4.5 mm / US 7 circular needle with a cable length of 40 cm /16” for main body and at least 80 cm / 32” for magic loop for small crown circumference, or dpns

      3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of 40 cm / 16”, or dpns for brim; two sets of needles used for the Long Tail Cast-On


      20 sts and 30 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (on larger needles, worked flat in stockinette stitch, after blocking)

      19 sts and 27 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (on larger needles, in the round in charted pattern, after blocking)

      One chart repeat of 24 (28, 32) sts = 12.75 (14.75, 16.75) cm / 5 (5.75, 6.5)” wide (on larger needles, in the round, after blocking)


      • Darning needle
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