PussyHat

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Made with 2 skeins of Lily Sugar & Cream 2.5 oz/70.9 g, 120 yds/109 m, color: Hot Pink.

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Made with 2 skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA Super bulky:6, 4 oz/113 g, 64 yd/59m, color Phoenix Azalea.

Seamless Top-Down PussyHat

static1-squarespace-comShow your solidarity with the Women’s March and the issues it represents by wearing a PussyHat.

This is a seamless, top-down version of the PussyHat which uses the Turkish cast-on method and either the Magic Loop method or the two circular needle method for knitting in the round. (Modifications of the pattern for use with bulky:5 and super bulky:6 weight yarn are given in italics.)  YouTube has many how-to videos showing how to do the Turkish cast-on, the Magic Loop method and the two circular needles method.

Materials:

  • 1 skein pink knitting worsted (medium:4), color PINK! (or 2 skeins bulky:5 or super bulky:6 weight yarn)
  • For the Magic Loop method you will need a size US8 (5.0 mm) (for bulky, US10 (6.0 mm) and for super bulky yarn, US11(8.0 mm)) 32-inch circular needle  or longer to do the first part of the hat.
  • For the two needle method you will need two size US8 (5.0 mm) (for bulky, US 10(6.0 mm) and for super bulky yarn, US11 (8.0 mm)) circular needle 16 to 24 inches long.
  • 1 row marker

Cast on:  Using the Turkish cast-on method, cast on 46 wraps, which will equal 92 stitches (for bulky:5, 32 wraps, will equal 64 stitches and for super bulky:6, 28 wraps, will equal 56 stitches).
1. Working in the round, knit every row until work measures 4-1/4 inches. (Note that whichever method you use, by the time you have knitted 2-3 inches, you should be able to knit all your stitches off onto one 16-inch long circular needle and knit in the round as you would any other hat.)
2. Work K2, P2 ribbing for 4-1/4 inches.
3. Bind off loosely, binding off knit stitches knitwise and purl stitches purlwise.
4. Wear with pride.

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Turkish Cast On using two circular knitting needles (the 16-inch and a 32-inch). Arrows show direction of work.

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Turkish Cast On using Magic Loop method on one 32- inch circular knitting needle. Arrows show direction of work.

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The Turkish Cast On makes it seamless across the top.

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Knitting in the round makes the sides seamless. Arrows show direction of work.

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Work is now long enough to go off the long Magic Loop needle and onto one 16-inch cable needle. Arrows show direction of work.  Sides and top are seamless

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The “kitty ears” are now evident.

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Totally seamless,

Betty’s Two By Two Twisted Cable Buttoned Cowl

img_0001 img_0010Betty’s Two By Two Twisted Cable Buttoned Cowl

Materials:
1 skein of Loops and Threads Charisma, bulky:5, 3.5 oz./100 g, 109 yd./100 m, Color: Navy (You can get three cowls out of two skeins)
1 size US 10 (8.00 mm) 24-inch (60 cm) long circular needle
2 large wooden buttons 2 inches in diameter
1 cable needle or 1 size US10 (8.00) double pointed needle.
1 Tapestry needle or darning needle to sew on buttons.

Notes:
This pattern contains twisted cables (C5pF) worked over an odd number of stitches (5), that are superimposed onto an underlying k2, p1 rib pattern.  There are cables with 3 crosses alternating with cables with 2 crosses, and the cable crosses are staggered so that in the cabled section, cable crosses are being made on either the 2-cross cables or the 3-cross cables on every right-sided row.  Because of the way the cables are alternated, there needs to be an odd number of cables, so a pattern repeat is 12 stitches,  or 2 cables, wide.

Abbreviations:
C5pF = slip 2 stitches off onto the cable needle and hold them in front of your work. Knit the next two stitches, purl the next stitch, then knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle.

Cast on 98 stitches.
Row 1: p2, k7, *p1, k2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, p1, k7, p2.
Row 2: k2, p7, *k1, p2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, k1, p7, k2.
Row 3: p2, k7, *p1, k2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, p1, k7, p2.
Row 4: K2, p2, bind off 3 sts purlwise, p2, *k1, p2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, k1, p7, k2.
Row 5: p2, k7, p1, *C5pF, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1 repeat from * until 15 sts remaining, C5pF, p1, k2,
cast on 3 sts, k2, p2. (buttonhole).
Row 6: k2, p7, *k1, p2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, k1, p7, k2
Row 7: p2, k7, *p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, C5pF, p1, repeat from * until 15 sts left , k2, p1, k2, p1,k7, p2
Row 8: k2, p7, *k1, p2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, k1, p7, k2
Row 9: p2, k7, *p1, C5pF, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, repeat from * until 15 sts remaining, C5pF, p1, k7, p2
Row 10: k2, p7, *k1, p2, repeat from * until 10 sts remaining, k1, p7, k2
Row 11: P2, k7, *p1, K2, p1, k2, p1, C5pF, p1, repeat from * until 15 sts left , K2, p1, k2, p1 k7, p2
Row 12: K2, p2, bind off 3 purlwise, p2, *k1, p2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, k1, p7, k2.
Row 13: p2, k7, p1, *C5pF, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1 repeat from * until 15 sts remaining, C5pF, p1, k2,
cast on 3 sts, k2, p2. (buttonhole).
Row 14: k2, p7, *k1, P2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, k1, p7, k2
Row 15: p2, k7, *p1, K2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, p1, k7, p2
Row 16: k2, p7, *k1, P2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, k1, p7, k2
Row 17: p2, k7, *p1, K2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, p1, k7, p2
Bind off knit stitches knitwise and purl stitches purlwise, weave in ends and enjoy!

 

Helen’s Horseshoe Cable Neck Warmer

img_0004img_0008Helen’s Horseshoe Cable Neck Warmer

1 skein of Loops and Threads Charisma, bulky:5, 3.5 oz./100 g, 109 yd./100 m, Color: Bouquet (You can get three neck warmers out of two skeins)
1 size US 10 (6.00 mm) needles
2 large buttons 2 inches in diameter
1 cable needle or 1 size US10 (6.00) double pointed needle.
1 Tapestry needle or darning needle to sew on buttons.

Cast on 16 sts.
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: knit
Row 4: K4, p8, k4
Row 5: Knit
Repeat rows 4 and 5 three more times
Row 6: K4, P8, K4.
Row 7: K2, P2, K8, P2, K2.
Row 8: K4, P8, K4.
Row 9: K2, P2, K8, P2, K2.
Row 10: K4, P8, K4.
Row 11: K2, P2, C2B, C2F, P2, K2.
Row 12: K4, P8, K4.
Repeat rows 7 through 12 until piece measures 20 inches.
Row 3: K2, P2, K8, P2, K2.
Row 21: k3, bind off 3, k4, bind off 3, knit 3
Row 22: k3, cast on 3, p4, cast on 3, knit 3
Row 23: K4, P8, K4.
Row 24: K2, p2, k8, p2, k2
Row 25: K4, P8, K4.
Row 26: Purl
Row 27: Knit
Bind off purlwise, weave in ends and enjoy.

Twisted Cable Neck Warmer

2016_12_14032016_12_14-02Twisted Cable Neck Warmer

Materials:
1 skein of Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity, bulky:5, 3.5 oz./100 g, 109 yd./100 m, Color: Dark Forest (color discontinued)
1 size US 10 (8.00 mm) needles
3 large wooden buttons 2 inches in diameter
1 cable needle or 1 size US10 (8.00) double pointed needle.
1 Tapestry needle or darning needle to sew on buttons.

Cast on 26
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: knit
Row 3: knit
Row 4: K3, p2, k16, p2, k3
Row 5: K5, p16, k5
Repeat rows 4 and 5 three more times
Row 6: K3, p2, k16, p2, k3
Row 7: K5, p4, k2, p4, k2, p4, k5
Row 8: K3, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2 k4, p2, k3
Row 9: K5, p4, k2, p4, k2, p4, k5
Row 10: K3, p2, C4F, p2, C4F, p2 C4F, p2, k3
Row 11: K5, p4, k2, p4, k2, p4, k5
Repeat rows 8 through 11 until piece measures about 20 inches.
Row 12: K3, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2 k4, p2, k3
Row 13: K5, p4, k2, p4, k2, p4, k5
Row 14: K3, p2, k16, p2, k3
Row 15: K5, p16, k5
Row 16: K3, p2, k16, p2, k3
Row 17: K5, p16, k5
Row 18: K3, p2, bind off 3, k4, bind off 3, k4, bind off 3, p1, k3
Row 19: k4, cast on 3, p4, cast on 3, p4, cast on 3, p2, k3
Row 20: K3, p2, k16, p2, k3
Row 21: K5, p16, k5
Row 22: K3, p2, k16, p2, k3
Row 23: knit
Row 24: knit
Row 25: purl
Bind off, weave in the ends, and enjoy!

Braided Cable Neck Warmer

2016_12_13-022016_12_13-01Braided Cable Neck Warmer

Materials:
1 skein of Loops and Threads Charisma, bulky:5, 3.5 oz./100 g, 109 yd./100 m, Color: Mulberry Bush (You can get three neck warmers out of 2 skeins)
1 size US 10 (8.00 mm) needles
2 large wooden buttons 2 inches in diameter
1 cable needle or 1 size US10 (8.00) double pointed needle.
1 Tapestry needle or darning needle to sew on buttons.

Cast on 18
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: knit
Row 4: K4, p10, k4
Row 5: Knit
Repeat rows 4 and 5 three more times
Row 6: k6, p6, k6.
Row 7: K4, p2, k6, p2, k4.
Row 8: k6, p6, k6.
Row 9: K4, p2, C4F, k2, p2, k4.
Row 10: k6, p6, k6.
Row 11: K4, p2, k6, p2, k4.
Row 12: k6, p6, k6.
Row 13: K4, p2, k2, C4B, k2, p2, k4.
Row 14: k6, p6, k6.
Repeat rows 7 through 14 until desired length is reached (20 inches)
Row 15: K4, p2, k6, p2, k4.
Row 16: k6, p6, k6.
Row 17: Knit
Row 18: K4, p10, k4
Row 19: Knit
Row 20: K4, p10, k4
Row 21: k4, bind off 3, k4, bind off 3, knit 4
Row 22: k4, cast on 3, p4, cast on 3, knit 4
Row 23: Knit
Row 24: K4, p10, k4
Row 25: knit
Row 26: Purl
Row 27: Knit
Bind off purlwise, weave in ends and enjoy.

Twisted Cable Buttoned Cowl

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Twisted Cable Buttoned Cowl

Materials:
1 skein of Loops & Threads Charisma, bulky:5 yarn, 3.5 oz/100 g. 109 yds/100 m, color: Northern Lights.
2 large wooden buttons 2 inches in diameter.
US10 (6.0 mm) 24-inch circular needle.
A cable needle (or you can use a size US10(6.0 mm) double pointed needle instead).
At least one stitch marker for a row marker.

Notes:
This pattern contains a twisted cable worked over an odd number of stitches (5). Usually, in such instances, the larger number of stitches would be crossed over the smaller (3 over 2), which has the effect of making the cable twists “puffier.” However, since that was not the effect I wanted, I wrote the pattern so that 2 stitches are crossed over 3. Purling the odd stitch helps ease the space those 2 stitches are required to cross in order to form the cable twist, and makes the cable twist less prominent. See below for explanation.

If you want a looser cowl, this pattern is worked in multiples of 14 stitches (a cable panel plus a ribbed panel). You can add a 5-stitch ribbed panel at one or both ends, to increase the overall length by as much as 10 stitches, or you can add a cable+rib panel combination to one end to increase the overall length by 14 stitches.

Cast on 97 stitches
Row 1: P2, k7, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, p1, k7, p2.
Row 2: K2, p7, *k1, p1, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, k1, p7, k2.
Row 3: P2, k7, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, p1, k7, p2.
Row 4: K2, p7, *k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p7, k2.
Row 5: P2, k7, *p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k7, p2
Row 6: K2, p2, bind off 3 purlwise loosely, p2 *k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p7, k2. (buttonhole).
Row 7: P2, k7 *p2, C5pF p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 repeat from * until 15 stitches left, p2, C5pF p2, k2. cast on 3 stitches, k2, p2.
Row 8: K2, p7, *k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p7, k2.
Row 9: P2, k7, *p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k7, p2.
Row 10: K2, p7, *k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p7, k2.
Row 11: P2, k7, *p2, C5pF p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 repeat from * until 18 stitches left, p2, C5pF p2, k7, p2.
Row 12: K2, p7, *k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p5, k2.
Row 13: P2, k7, *p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k7, p2
Row 14: K2, p7, *k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p7, k2.
Row 15: P2, k7 *p2, C5pF p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 repeat from * until 15 stitches left, p2, C5pF p2, k2, bind off 3 stitches loosely, purlwise, k2, p2. (button hole).
Row 16: K2, p2, cast on 3, p2, *k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p7, k2, p7, k2.
Row 17: P2, k7, *p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k7 p2.
Row 18: K2, p7, *k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p7, k2.
Row 19: P2, k7, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, p1, k7, p2.
Row 20: K2, p7, *k1, p2, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, k1, p7, k2.
Row 21: P2, k7, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, p1, k7, p2.
Bind off knitted stitches knitwise and purled stitches purlwise. Weave in ends. Enjoy.

Abbreviations:
C5pF = slip 2 stitches off onto the cable needle and hold them in front of your work. Knit the next two stitches, purl the next stitch, then knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle.

Braided Cable Buttoned Cowl

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2016_12_13-05Braided Cable Buttoned Cowl

Materials:
1 skein (almost exactly) of Loops and Threads Charisma, bulky:5, 3.5 oz./100 g, 109 yd./100 m, Color: Electric Blue
1 size US 10 (8.00 mm) 24-inch (60 cm) long circular needle
2 large wooden buttons 2 inches in diameter
1 cable needle or 1 size US10 (8.00) double pointed needle.
1 Tapestry needle or darning needle to sew on buttons.

Note: If you knit loosely, you will need to drop back to a size US9(5.5 mm) needle or you will need more than one skein of yarn.

Cast on 103 stitches.
Row 1: P2, k7, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, p1, k7, p2.
Row 2: K2, p7, *k1, p1, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, k1, p7, k2.
Row 3: P2, k7, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, p1, k7, p2.
Row 4: K2, p6, k2, *p9, k2, (p1, k1) x2, p1, k2, repeat from * until 9 stitches left, p7, k2.
Row 5: p2, k7, p2, *k9, p2, (k1, p1) x2, k1, p2, repeat from * until 9 stitches left, k7, p2.
Row 6: K2, p2, bind off 3 purlwise, p2, k2, *p9, k2, (p1, k1) x2, p1, k2, repeat from * until 9 stitches left, p7, k2.
Row 7: P2, k7, p2, *C6F, k3, p2, (k1, p1) x3, k1, p2, repeat from * until 6 stitches left, k2, cast on 3 stitches k2, p2.
Row 8: K2, p7, k2, *p9, k2, (p1, k1) x2, p1, k2, repeat from * until 9 stitches left, p7, k2.
Row 9: p2, k7, p2, *k9, p2, (k1, p1) x2, k1, p2, repeat from * until 9 stitches left, k7, p2.
Row 10: K2, p7, k2, *p9, k2, (p1, k1) x2, p1, k2, repeat from * until 9 stitches left, p7, k2.
Row 11: P2, k7, p2, *k3, C6B, p2, (k1, p1) x2, k1, p2, repeat from until 9 stitches left, k7, p2.
Row 12: K2, p7, k2, *p9, k2, (p1, k1) x2, p1, k2, repeat from * until 9 stitches left, p7, k2.
Row 13: p2, k7, p2, *k9, p2, (k1, p1) x2, k1, p2, repeat from * until 9 stitches left, k7, p2.
Row 14: K2, p7, k2, *p9, k2, (p1, k1) x2, p1, k2, repeat from * until 9 stitches left, p7, k2.
Row 15: P2, k7, p2, *C6F, k3, p2, (k1, p1) x3, k1, p2, repeat from * until 9 stitches left, k7, p2.
Row 16: K2, p7, k2, *p9, k2, (p1, k1) x2, p1, k2, repeat from * until 9 stitches left, p7, k2.
Row 17: p2, k7, p2, *k9, p2, (k1, p1) x2, k1, p2, repeat from * until 9 stitches left, k7, p2.
Row 18: K2, p7, k2, *p9, k2, (p1, k1) x2, p1, k2, repeat from * until 9 stitches left, p7, k2.
Row 19: P2, k7, p2, *k3, C6B, p2, (k1, p1) x2, k1, p2, repeat from until 9 stitches left, k2, bind off 3 knitwise, k2, p2.
Row 20: K2, p2, cast on 3, p2, k2, *p9, k2, (p1, k1) x2, p1, k2, repeat from * until 9 stitches left, p7, k2.
Row 21: p2, k7, p2, *k9, p2, (k1, p1) x2, k1, p2, repeat from * until 9 stitches left, k7, p2.
Row 22: K2, p7, k2, *p9, k2, (p1, k1) x2, p1, k2, repeat from * until 9 stitches left, p7, k2.
Row 23: P2, k7, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, p1, k7, p2.
Row 24: K2, p7, *k1, p1, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, k1, p7, k2.
Row 25: P2, k7, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, p1, k7, p2.
Bind off fairly tightly. Bind off knit stitches knitwise and purl stitches purlwise. Weave in ends. Enjoy!