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Di Gilpin

Coda Beret Pattern

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  • Online Download - the pattern will be emailed to you upon purchase.

    This design is based on a simple code, some great abstractions and some wonderful maths! Great fun to decipher and knit....colour variations are endless! Enjoy!

    A mixture of stranding and weaving is used. Comments from everyone who has sampled this design are that it is a joy to knit and really fun. 3 sizes of needles are used. I prefer a mixture of circular and shorter dpn’s for the crown. 3 gauges.

    Only 3 balls of 50grs each are needed and the beret has been designed to have enough left over to knit the matching sister design Coda Snood. Various colour schemes are available and recommended.

    Di Gilpin Lalland, 100% Scottish lambswool, 50gr/ball. Pattern uses three balls knitted together.
    1 ball each of 3 colours (there will be enough leftover to make the Coda Snood!)

    Needles: 1 circular(or dpns) 3.25mm, 1 circular (or dpns)3.75mm and a set of 3.00mm dpn.

    With 3.75mm needles and working over in pattern 14sts and 15sts to 2ins(5cms )square.
    With 3.25mm needles and working over in pattern 16sts and 17rows to 2ins(5cms)square.
    With 3.00mm needles and working over in pattern 18sts and 19rows to 2ins(5cms)square.

  • Ingredients:
    100% Lambswool

    175 meters (191 yards)


    Light DK  / Sport
    Tension of 10cm x 10cm: 25 stitches and 30 rows in stockinette stitch on 3.75mm needles
    3.25 - 4mm (US 3 - 6)

  • To create original and intensely beautiful pieces of hand knit which not only protect us and tell a story, but transport us in the wearing, into a dream time inspired by the ever-changing land and seascapes of Scotland. To have the wearer feel the spirit of the wild free mountains, and islands, wherever they may be.

    My knitwear design studio has its origins in a semi-ruined croft on the Isle of Skye. I had settled there in 1983 with little more than a rucksack containing a tent, wool and knitting needles.

    I have worked with many Yarn companies over the  years and created for Rowan the Rowan Scottish Tweed, which was made at the Harris Tweed mill in Carloway, Isle of Lewis. I wrote a book of designs in this amazing yarn, 'Shorelines" with patterns focused on intarsia, colourwork and gansey knitting.

    From those early beginnings, I have developed an international fashion brand, working with leading designers including Graeme Black, Erdos 1436, Hancock VA, Mark Fast, Topshop Unique, Cabbages & Roses, Sophia Kokosolaki and Nike.  Read more about our Collaborations

    Now based at Comielaw Farm on the Balcaskie Estate we have a beautiful showroom and design studio alongside a work room for classes and a kitchen. 

    We have recruited a great team of skilled home-knitters based across Scotland. There is a core specialist team, who live within a 15-mile radius, to create the one-off pieces and special commissions desired by private clients, fashion designers and the catwalk.

    A single Di Gilpin garment could take us as long as two months to create, hand-knitted in the finest Scottish yarn, inspired by our rich cultural heritage and provenance, making it among the most intricate and show-stopping pieces of couture available anywhere in the world

    For the past few years we have been working in tandem with La Fetiche, a Paris Glasgow Fashion label founded by April Crichton and Orely Forestier.