A Little Twisted Hat

2017_10_17-04A Little Twisted Hat

Materials:
1 skein of knitting worsted
1 size US 10 (6.0 mm) 16-inch circular needles
1 set of US 10 (6.0 mm) double pointed needles.
12 stitch markers, with one distinctly different in size, color or type for a row marker.
1 cable needle.

Cast-On 80 stitches.
Join to knit in round.
Rows 1-9: *k1, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 10: Kfb, k1, kfb, *k2, kfb, repeat from * to end of row. (108 stitches)
Row 11-16: *k6, p3, repeat from * to end of row
Row 17: *C6F, p3, repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat rows 11-17 two more times.
Row 18-20: *k6, p3, repeat from * to end of row.

2017_10_17-05Decreases:
Row 1: *k2, ssk, k2, p3, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: *k2, ssk, k1, p3, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 3: *k1, ssk, k1, p3, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: *k1, ssk, p3, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 5: *ssk, p3, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 6: *ssk, p2, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 7: *ssk, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 8: *ssk, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 9: *ssk, repeat from * to end of row

Cut thread with enough length to thread through remaining 6 stitches on needle. Secure and weave in ends. Enjoy.

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Fabled Cable Hat

Fabled Cable Hat

Materials:
1 skein Lion Brand Landscapes Medium:4, 3.5 oz/100g, 147 yd/134 m, color “Desert Spring”
US size 8 (5.0 mm) 16-inch (40.5 cm) circular needle
US size 8 (5.0 mm) double pointed needle set
Cable needle
Row marker and 8 stitch markers of a different style or color from the row marker.

Cast on: 90 stitches
Hat Band:
Rows 1-9: *k1, p1, repeat from * to end of row

Hat Body:
Row 1: *k3, kfb, k2, kfb, p3, place stitch marker, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2-3: *k9, p3, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: *k9, p3, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 5: *C6F, k3, p3, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 6: *k9, p3, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 7: *k9, p3, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 8: *k9, p3, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 9: *k3, C6B, p3, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 10: *k9, p3, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 11: *k9, p3, repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat rows 4-11 three times.
Row 12: *k9, p3, repeat from * to end of row.
Leaving stitch markers in place, begin decreases.

Decreases:
Row 1: *ssk, k7, p3, repeat from * to end of row (99 stitches)
Row 2: *ssk, k6, p3, repeat from * to end of row (90 stitches
Row 3: *ssk, k5, p3, repeat from * to end of row (81 stitches)
Row 4: *ssk, k4, p3, repeat from * to end of row (72 stitches)
Row 5: *ssk, k3, p3, repeat from * to end of row (63 stitches)
Row 6: *ssk, k2, p3, repeat from * to end of row (54 stitches)
Row 7: *ssk, k1, p3, repeat from * to end of row (45 stitches)
Row 8: *ssk, p3, repeat from * to end of row (36 stitches)
Row 9: *ssk, p2, repeat from * to end of row (27 stitches)
Row 10: *ssk, p1, repeat from * to end of row (18 stitches)
Row 11: *ssk, repeat from * to end of row (9 stitches)
Row 12: *ssk, repeat from * until 1 stitch left, k1. (5 stitches)
Cut yarn, leaving enough of a tail end that it can be threaded through all the stitches on the needle, pulled tight and secured. Weave in ends. Enjoy.

Beret with Cable Accents

Beret with Cable Accents

Modified from a pattern by Andi Satterlund

Materials
Yarn: 1 Skein of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, Medium:4, 3.5 oz/100 g, 280 yds/256 m, color “Parrot” or any Aran or worsted weight yarn. (Depending on how tight you knit, you might can get two hats from a skein of this yarn.)
Needles: 16-inch US 8 (5.0 mm) circular needles and US 8(5.0 mm) double pointed needles.
Stitch markers.

Gage: 9 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches.

Cast on 96
Rows 1-9: *K2, p2; repeat from * to end.
Row 10: Knit.
Row 11: *C6B, k2; repeat from * to end.
Row 12: Knit.
Row 13: *K2, kfb, k2, kfb, k1, kfb, repeat from * to end. (132 stitches)
Row 14-15: Knit.
Row 16: *C6B, K5, repeat from * to end.
Row 17: Knit.
Row 18: K7, *kfb, k10; rep from * until 3 stitches left, kfb, k3. (144 stitches).
Row 19: Knit
Row 20: *C6B, k6 , repeat from * to end of row.
Row 21-34: Knit to end.
Row 35: (K24, place a marker) 5 times, k24.
Row 36: *Ssk, knit to two stitches before marker, k2tog; repeat from * to end.
Row 37: Knit to end.
Repeat rows 36-37 until 12 stitches remain.  Change to DPN needles when necessary.
Last row: K2tog to end. 6 stitches remain
Cut your yarn leaving a six inch tail, and use the yarn needles to weave it through the live stitches on your needles.

 

Wedding Yarmulke

 Wedding Yarmulke

Materials:
1 skein Caron Simply Soft, medium:4, 170.1 g/6 oz, 288 m/315 yds, color: white.
US size 6 (4.0 mm) 16-inch circular needles.
US size 6 (4.0 mm) double pointed needles.
Stitch markers (12, with one odd color or distinct shape for row marker)

Cast On: 98 stitches using long tail cast on, or German twisted cast on method.
Row 1-6: *k1, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 7: *(k8, kfb) x10, repeat from * until 8 stitches remain, k8. (108 stitches)
Row 8: *p3, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 9: *p3, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 10: *p3, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 11: *p3, C6F, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 12: *p3, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat rows 9-12 five times.

Decrease:
Row 1: *p3, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: *p1, p2tog, k6, repeat from * to end of row. (96 stitches)
Row 3: *p2, C6F, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: *p2tog, k6, repeat from * to end of row. (84 stitches)
Row 5: *p1, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 6: *k2tog, k5, repeat from * to end of row. (72 stitches)
Row 7: *knit.
Row 8: *k2tog, k4, repeat from * to end of row. (60 stitches)
Row 9: *knit.
Row 10: *k2tog, k3, repeat from * to end of row. (48 stitches)
Row 11: *knit.
Row 12: *k2tog, k2. (36 stitches)
Row 13: *knit
Row 14: *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (24 stitches)
Row 15: *k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. (12 stitches)
Row 16: *k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. (6 stitches)
Cut yarn and thread end through stitches on needle, and fasten off. Work in ends.

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 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.