Designer: Kathy Bateman
Size: Circumference 20” - Earflap to earflap (measured over top of head) 18”
Yarn: SHELTER by Brooklyn Tweed, 1 skein in the color Thistle
Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch, unblocked. 24 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Border Chart pattern.
Recommended Needles: US 8 (5.0mm) needles
Other Suggested Tools: 4 stitch markers (2 matching sets of 2), cable needle, tapestry needle, pom-pom template 1½” to 2” diameter (optional).
Suggested Skill Level: Intermediate - Advanced
From the Designer: I like hurting my brain. I mean that in best possible sense. When I wanted to make an unusual cabled hat my friend Elizabeth suggested knitting from one earflap to the other. I just could not leave the idea alone. It haunted me from the shadows. It followed me down the dark alleys of my dreams. I've wrestled it from the shadows for you--a snugly fitting cabled hat knit flat but with no seams. Knit all in one piece from the bottom of one tie over the top of the head and back down to the bottom of the other tie.
Kathy Bateman believes you can wear silly hats and be a productive member of society at the same time. By day she works and teaches knitting classes at Hill Country Weavers. By night she entertains her daughter, husband & bunnies. In 2001 Kathy started www.PlatypusDreams.com to share her love of knitting for the entertainment of all humanity. Fellow crafters can find Kathy and Platypus Dreams on Ravelry as platypusdreams.
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Sometimes life just needs a positive bias - try on some rose-tinted glasses and whip up this versatile cowl to give yourself a lift!
length 62” (157.5 cm)
width 10.5” (27 cm)
Rowan Fine Tweed (100% Wool; 98yd/25g).
4 balls color 362 – Hawes (yarn A)
Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe (70% Super Kid Mohair, 30% Silk; 460yd/50g).
1 ball color 359 – Chestnut (yarn B)
16 sts and 24 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch.
45 sts and 34 rows = 8.5” in biased rose pattern, hard blocked.
Note: because biased rose pattern creates a bias fabric, gauge in this pattern is approximate.
US 10 (6 mm) straight or short circular needles for working flat
US 10 (6 mm) 40” or longer circular needles for working edging in the round
1 extra needle of same or smaller size to pick up cast on stitches for join
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.
blocking wires and pins, tapestry needle.
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9" wide x 84" long (Linen Lace)
10" wide x 74" long (Laceweight Ombre)
Prism Euroflax Linen Lace
(100% Linen; 540 yds / 100 g)
1 skein (shown in Sierra)
Freia Handpaints Laceweight Ombre
(75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 645 yds / 75 g)
1 skein (shown in River)
US 6 (4mm) needles
or size needed to obtain gauge
22sts x 30 rows = 4" x 4" (Linen Lace)
24sts x 32 rows = 4" x 4" (Laceweight Ombre)
tapestry needle, blocking wires & pins (optional)
Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed
37 (41, 45, 49, 53)" finished garment at chest
Approx. 150 (160, 170, 185, 200) g of worsted weight wool in each Main Color (shown in oatmeal/grey) and Contrast Color (shown as self-striping multi), 100 g worsted wool in Trim Color (show in brown tweed)
4.5 sts & 6 rnds = 1" in stockinette stitch
16" & 32" US 8 (5.0mm) needles
suggested skill level
Adventurous Beginner / Intermediate - This pattern uses steaking for construction of neck and armholes