Do you like plums?

September is almost a memory now and early mornings are getting chilly. Time to get out your needles and knit something to keep you warm!

How about Ume?

This cute little set is perfect for those transitional weeks when the weather changes from winter to summer and back within a couple of hours. A lace pattern worked in a sport weight yarn makes light (and easily “pocket-able”) accessories.

Ready? Let’s start!

What you’ll need:

Yarn: sport weight for a close-fitting beret or dk weight if you prefer a slouchier look. You will use 3 balls of 50 grams for the beret and the gloves or about 50 (60 for dk) grams for the beret alone.

The yarn I used for the sport weight sample is Idéal by Bergère de France (40% Worsted Wool, 30% Acrylic, 30% Polyamide, 50g/125 m/136 yds, 12 wpi). The yarn used for the dk sample is DK by Wensleydale Longwool Sheepshop (100% Wool, 100g/235 m/257 yds, 11 wpi).

Needles: a set of double-pointed (sock) needles, 4 or 5, as you like, or a cable needle if you prefer the magic loop method. Use 3mm needles for sport weight yarn and 3.5mm needles for dk yarn.

The beret is worked in the round, top to bottom. The gloves are worked in the round starting with the cuff. Both the beret and the gloves have a 1×1 ribbing at the edge, which allows them to stretch considerably to fit almost any head and hands.

Gauge: for sport weight yarn: 10×10 cm/4×4 in = 28 sts and 36 rows in st st, on 3mm needles. For dk weight yarn: 10×10 cm/4×4 in = 24 sts and 28 rows in st st, on 3.5mm needles.

Abbreviations:

  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • yf – yarn forward (or yarn over if you prefer)
  • p tbl – purl through the back loop
  • k2tog – knit 2 sts together
  • make 7 – make 7 sts from 1 st as follows: k1, yf, k1, yf, k1, yf, k1
  • skpo – sl1 as to knit, k1, pass sl st over
  • sk2po – sl1 as to knit, k2tog, pass sl st over
  • sl1 wyib – sl 1st with yarn in back

All right, here we go!

Beret

Cast on 10 sts, join taking care not to twist. Mark the beginning of the round with a stitch marker, a paper clip, a safety pin or anything you can think of.

Rnd 1: *k1, yf*, rep. around.

Rnd 2: *k1, p1, yf*, rep. around.

Rnd 3: *k1, p1, p1tbl, make 7, p1, p1tbl*, rep. around.

Rnd 4: *k1, p2, k7, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 5: *yf, k1, yf, p2, k7, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 6: *k3, p2, k7, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 7: *k1, yf, k1, yf, k1, p2, k7, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 8: *k5, p2, k7, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 9: *k2, yf, k1, yf, k2, p2, skpo, k3, k2tog, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 10: *k7, p2, skpo, k1, k2tog, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 11: *k3, yf, k1, yf, k3, p2, yf, sk2po, yf, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 12: *k4, sl1 wyib, k4, p2, k1, yf, k1, yf, k1, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 13: *k9, p2, k1, p1, make 7, p1, k1, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 14-16: *k9, p2, k1, p1, k7, p1, k1, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 17: *k1, yf, skpo, k3, k2tog, yf, k1, p2, k1, p1, k7, p1, k1, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 18: *k9, p2, k1, p1, k7, p1, k1, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 19: *k2, yf, skpo, k1, k2tog, yf, k2, p2, k1, p1, skpo, k3, k2tog, p1, k1, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 20: *k9, p2, k1, p1, skpo, k1, k2tog, p1, k1, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 21: *k3, yf, sk2po, yf, k3, p2, k1, p1, yf, sk2po, yf, p1, k1, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 22: *k9, p2, k1, p1, k1, yf, k1, yf, k1, p1, k1, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 23: *k4, yf, k1, yf, k4, p2, (k1, p1)x2, make 7, (p1, k1)x2, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 24: *k5, sl1 wyib, k5, p2, (k1, p1)x2, k7, (p1, k1)x2, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 25: *k1, yf, skpo, k5, k2tog, yf, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x2, k7, (p1, k1)x2, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 26: *k11, p2, (k1, p1)x2, k7, (p1, k1)x2, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 27: *k2, yf, skpo, k3, k2tog, yf, k2, p2, (k1, p1)x2, k7, (p1, k1)x2, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 28: *k11, p2, (k1, p1)x2, k7, (p1, k1)x2, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 29: *k3, yf, skpo, k1, k2tog, yf, k3, p2, (k1, p1)x2, skpo, k3, k2tog, (p1, k1)x2, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 30: *k11, p2, (k1, p1)x2, skpo, k1, k2tog, (p1, k1)x2, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 31: *k4, yf, sk2po, yf, k4, p2, (k1, p1)x2, yf, sk2po, yf, (p1, k1)x2, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 32: *k11, p2, (k1, p1)x2, k1, yf, k1, yf, k1, (p1, k1)x2, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 33: *k5, yf, k1, yf, k5, p2, (k1, p1)x3, make 7, (p1, k1)x3, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 34: *k6, sl1 wyib, k6, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k7, (p1, k1)x3, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 35: *k1, yf, skpo, k7, k2tog, yf, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k7, (p1, k1)x3, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 36: *k13, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k7, (p1, k1)x3, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 37: *k2, yf, skpo, k5, k2tog, yf, k2, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k7, (p1, k1)x3, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 38: *k13, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k7, (p1, k1)x3, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd39: *k3, yf, skpo, k3, k2tog, yf, k3, p2, (k1, p1)x3, skpo, k3, k2tog, (p1, k1)x3, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 40: *k13, p2, (k1, p1)x3, skpo, k1, k2tog, (p1, k1)x3, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 41: *k4, yf, skpo, k1, k2tog, yf, k4, p2, (k1, p1)x3, yf, sk2po, yf, (p1, k1)x3, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 42: *k13, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, yf, k1, yf, k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 43: *k5, yf, sk2po, yf, k5, p2, (k1, p1)x4, make 7, (p1, k1)x4, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 44: *k13, p2, (k1, p1)x4, k7, (p1, k1)x4, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 45: *k6, yf, k1, yf, k6, p2, (k1, p1)x4, k7, (p1, k1)x4, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 46: *k7, sl1 wyib, k7, p2, (k1, p1)x4, k7, (p1, k1)x4, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 47: *skpo, k11, k2tog, p2, (k1, p1)x4, k7, (p1, k1)x4, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 48: *skpo, k9, k2tog, p2, (k1, p1)x4, k7, (p1, k1)x4, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 49: *skpo, k7, k2tog, p2, (k1, p1)x4, skpo, k3, k2tog, (p1, k1)x4, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 50: *skpo, k5, k2tog, p2, (k1, p1)x4, skpo, k1, k2tog, (p1, k1)x4, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 51: *skpo, k3, k2tog, p2, (k1, p1)x4, sk2po, (p1, k1)x4, p2*, rep. around.

Rnd 52: *skpo, k1, k2tog, p2, (k1, p1)x9, p1*, rep. around.

Rnd 53: * sk2po, p2, (k1, p1)x9, p1*, rep. around.

Rnd 54-60: *k1, p2, (k1, p1)x9, p1*, rep. around.

Rnd 61: Cast off.

Finishing

Weave in yarn ends. Block before wearing.

Gloves

Left Glove

Cast on 46 sts, join taking care not to twist. Mark the beginning of the round.

Rnd 1-8: p2, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 9: p2, make 7, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, yf, k1, yf, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 10: p2, k7, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k3, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 11: p2, k7, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k1, yf, k1, yf, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 12: p2, k7, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k5, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 13: p2, k7, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k2, yf, k1, yf, k2, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 14: p2, k7, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k7, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 15: p2, skpo, k3, k2tog, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k3, yf, k1, yf, k3, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 16: p2, skpo, k1, k2tog, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k4, sl1 wyib, k4, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 17: p2, yf, sk2po, yf, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k9, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 18: p2, k1, yf, k1, yf, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k9, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 19: p2, k1, p1, make 7, p1, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k9, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 20: p2, k1, p1, k7, p1, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k9, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 21: p2, k1, p1, k7, p1, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k1, yf, skpo, k3, k2tog, yf, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 22: p2, k1, p1, k7, p1, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k9, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 23: p2, k1, p1, k7, p1, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k2, yf, skpo, k1, k2tog, yf, k2, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 24: p2, k1, p1, k7, p1, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k9, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 25: p2, k1, p1, skpo, k3, k2tog, p1, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k3, yf, sk2po, yf, k3, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 26: p2, k1, p1, skpo, k1, k2tog, p1, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k9, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 27: p2, k1, p1, yf, sk2po, yf, p1, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k4, yf, k1, yf, k4, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 28: p2, k1, p1, k1, yf, k1, yf, k1, p1, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k5, sl1 wyib, k5, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 29: p2, (k1, p1)x2, make 7, (p1, k1)x2, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k1, yf, skpo, k5, k2tog, yf, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 30: p2, (k1, p1)x2, k7, (p1, k1)x2, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k11, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 31: p2, (k1, p1)x2, k7, (p1, k1)x2, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k2, yf, skpo, k3, k2tog, yf, k2, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 32: p2, (k1, p1)x2, k7, (p1, k1)x2, p2, (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k11, p2, (k1, p1)x14, k1.

Rnd 33: Slip 19sts onto a safety pin, continue in the round; (k1, p1)x3, k1, p2, k3, yf, skpo, k1, k2tog, yf, k3, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

The round ends here, remove the stitch marker from its previous position and place it after the last stitch you have worked.

Rnd 34: k2tog, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k11, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 35: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k4, yf, sk2po, yf, k4, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 36: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k11, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 37: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k5, yf, k1, yf, k5, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 38: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k6, sl1 wyib, k6, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 39: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k1, yf, skpo, k7, k2tog, yf, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 40: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k13, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 41: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k2, yf, skpo, k5, k2tog, yf, k2, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 42: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k13, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 43: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k3, yf, skpo, k3, k2tog, yf, k3, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 44: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k13, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 45: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k4, yf, skpo, k1, k2tog, yf, k4, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 46: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k13, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 47: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k5, yf, sk2po, yf, k5, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 48: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k13, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 49: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k6, yf, k1, yf, k6, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 50: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k7, sl1 wyib, k7, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 51: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, skpo, k11, k2tog, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 52: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, skpo, k9, k2tog, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 53: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, skpo, k7, k2tog, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 54: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, skpo, k5, k2tog, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 55: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, skpo, k3, k2tog, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 56: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, skpo, k1, k2tog, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 57: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, sk2po, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 58-59: k1, (p1, k1)x3, p2, k1, p2, (k1, p1)x14.

Rnd 60: Cast off.

Thumb

Distribute the 19 sts of the thumb on 2 dpns (Needles 1 and 2). With a third dpn (Needle 3), pick up 5 sts along the opening. Begin on Needle 1 (Needle 3 for the right glove).

Rnd 1: p2, (k1, p1)x2, k7, (p1, k1)x2, p2, k1tbl, p1tbl, k1tbl, p1tbl, k1tbl.

Rnd 2: p2, (k1, p1)x2, k7, (p1, k1)x2, p1, (p1, k1)x3.

Rnd 3: p2, (k1, p1)x2, skpo, k3, k2tog, (p1, k1)x2, p1, (p1, k1)x3.

Rnd 4: p2, (k1, p1)x2, skpo, k1, k2tog, (p1, k1)x2, p1, (p1, k1)x3.

Rnd 5: p2, (k1, p1)x2, sk2po, (p1, k1)x2, p1, (p1, k1)x3.

Rnd 6-14: p2, (k1, p1)x5, (p1, k1)x3.

Rnd 15: Cast off.

Finishing

Weave in yarn ends. Block before wearing.

Right Glove

The right glove is a mirror reflection of the left glove. To knit the right glove, read every round backwards.

Lace chart

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Ume set by Iryna Klionava is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

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11 thoughts on “Do you like plums?

  1. Lisa says:

    Hi! Beatiful beret! I have a question about the beginning of the hat. The pattern goes
    Rnd 2: *k1, p1, yf*, rep. around.
    Rnd 3: *k1, p1, p1tbl, make 7, p1, p1tbl*, rep. around.
    If I k1 into the knit stitch, purl 2 stitches into the purl stitch, and make 7 into the yo, where does the other two purls go?
    Can’t wait to get going!

    • klionik says:

      Hi Lisa! Just do as said – you’ll see it works :) knit the first k stitch, make 7 out of the second k stitch – you’ll end up with 5 petals. Purl the p stitches and purl the yarn overs through the back loop.

  2. Lisa says:

    Yes I see now, I interpreted incorrectly that there would be the same number of repeats each row, so I ended up with loads of petals! Thank you for such a quick respons!

  3. Cindy Hause says:

    On Ume pattern for gloves Rnd 13 and Rnd 17 read …..(kl,pl)x3 p2, ….. All other rows are …..(kl,pl)x3 k1, ….. Am I reading this incorrectly. Thanks for your help.

    • klionik says:

      Oh, sorry! This is what happens when the text is copy-pasted from row to row… I looked it over, the tech editor looked it over, you are the first to have spotted it! Thanks for being so sharp-eyed! I’ll correct the pattern right now!

  4. Anke says:

    Hi! I’ve just started knitting the hat and there seems to be a small mistake in row 11, one stitch seems to be missing and it’s messing up the pattern (I counted 14 stitches for the pattern in row 10, but only 13 are used for row 11). Any idea as to how to fix this?

  5. Anke says:

    … Sorry, I take everything back, I found out what I was doing wrong :-D The little “2” in sk2po didn’t register in my mind, even after rereading that row 5 times

    • klionik says:

      That’s all right! The precision with which we read the instructions is inversely proportional to the haste we’re in to start knitting, highly influenced by the time of the day ))) I have recently ripped my ongoing project a second time because I was in such a hurry to knit that I never noticed the cable rows…

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