The Wychwood Toque is a bottom-up hat featuring an all-over divided double diamond motif. Crisp cable lines set off against the ample negative space of a purled background combine for a striking geometric motif that will knit up surprisingly quickly.
Move along if… Lots and lots of cables are not your idea of a good time.
This pattern is for you if… You are an unabashed lover of mini-cables and ample negative space that set them off.
Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large): 15 (17.25, 19.25, 21.5)” / 38 (44, 49, 54.5)cm in circumference, 8.5″/21.5cm tall
Worsted weight yarn that showcases cables well for Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large): 126 (155, 174, 194) yards / 124 (142, 159, 177) meters / 57 (65, 74, 82) grams / 2.1 (2.3, 2.6, 2.9) oz
Sample knit in: The Fibre Co. Cumbria (236 yards/216 meters per 100 grams / 2.52 oz; 60% Merino wool, 30% Masham wool, 10% Mohair; 1 skein) in colour Eden Valley.
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30 stitches and 31 rows = 4″/10cm in cable pattern
Size A: 1 US 5/3.75mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
Size B: 1 US 6/4mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
Size C: 1 set of double pointed needles the same size as Size B
stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends
knitting in the round, making knit and purl stitches, including knitting through the back loop (k1tbl), increasing and decreasing stitches, making cables using up to two stitches
Both charts and written instructions are included for the stitch patterns.
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