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Ruth and I have been really busy today putting together the kits for Craft in the Bay tomorrow. As well as taking loads of yarn and patterns we thought it would be nice to post one of the kit patterns here -- just drop into the shop for the yarn! I'm not entirely sure why the pictures are upside down but will sort that out another time!!!
Cabled Hat and Mitts
West Yorkshire Spinners Aran balls 100% Blue Faced Leicester British Wool 50g = 83 m
Two balls/Three balls if knitting larger than pattern as written
1 pair of 5mm needles, cable needle, stitch markers and a tapestry needle for seaming
Gauge: 18 sts x 24 rows = 10 cm square in stocking stitch
Notes: The hat and mitts are worked sideways and flat in garter stitch with cables.
Increase or decrease the number of cast-on stitches to adjust the height of the hat. Short rows give the shape of the top of the hat. When working short rows, remember to wrap the stitch so as not to make a hole
K- knit P- purl
Sl1pw- slip one stitch purlwise
PM- place marker SM- slip marker
YF- yarn forward YB- yarn back
WYIF- with yarn in front
C6F- Cable 6 front: place 3 stitches on cable needle and hold them in front of work. Knit the next 3 stitches from left needle. Knit the three stitches from the cable needle.
C6B- Cable 6 back: place 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold them in back of work. Knit the next three stitches from left needle. Knit the three stitches from cable needle.
Adapted from Eternal Snow Cabled Hat (Neige Eternelle)
Free Ravelry downloadable pattern created by Laurene Bassart
Cast on 38 stitches loosely.
Set up rows:
Row 1: (RS) K22, SL1pw, K2, PM, K9, PM, K4
Row 2: K4, SM, P9, SM, K2, P1, K14, Bring yarn forward, SL1, YB, turn work
Row 3: WYIF SL1, YB, K14, SL1, K2, SM, K9, SM, K4
Row 4: K4, SM, P9, SM, K2, P1, K to end of row
Row 5: cable row K22, SL1, K2, SM, C6B, K3, SM, K4
Row 6: short row K4, SM, P9, SM, K2, P1, K14, YF, SL1,YB, turn
Row 7: WYIF SL next stitch, YB, K14, SL1, K2, SM, K9, SM, K4
Row 8: K4, SM, P9, SM, K2, P1, K22
Row 9: cable row K22, SL1, K2, SM, K3, C6F, SM, K4 (SR) Row 10: short row K4, SM, P9, SM, K2, P1, K14, YF, SL1, YB, turn
Repeat rows 3-10
When the work measures approx 50 cm (for a perfect fit, measure around the head where the cable will be and knit till cable band is this long) cast off, break the yarn and use the yarn tail to close the top of the hat and sew the ends in.
Pattern by Ammonite Yarns
Pattern note – first mitt is all left leaning cables, second mitt is all right leaning cables.
Using 5 mm needles cast on 28 stitches
Set up rows:
Row 1: sl 1, k16, sl1, k10
Row 2: sl 1, k1, p6, k2, p1, k17
Rows 3 -- 5 repeat first two rows
Row 7: sl 1, k 16, sl 1, k1, p1 c6B (or c6F for second glove) k2
Row 8: Repeat row 2
These eight rows set the pattern so repeat until the mitten is big enough to stretch around the hand (about eight repeats for medium size)
Cast off and sew side seam making sure to leave a space for the thumb just below the cable.
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