26 November 2008

Kyla

It's been a fun hat season over here in the past two months and I had great time exploring cables left right and center, but I think I am winding it down (except for the kid's hats that I will have out sometime next week) for now.
Kyla is knit in a round from bottom up using cable pattern all the way throughout.
The cable stitch I used is simple to execute, but the effect that you get with the cables standing out so well against the stocking stitch background is simply stunning.
Once again it is the slightly oversized hat with fitted brim and all-over cable pattern. It is knitted in UK alpaca's 100% Alpaca in DK weight, which is lovely and soft, but can be easily substituted with any other DK weight yarn.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate – basic cables, knitting in the round, simple decreases and increases and finishing.
TO FIT SIZE 
Head circumference 20 (22, 24) inches / 51 (56, 61) cm.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Brim circumference unstretched 17 ½ (19, 20 ¼) inches / 44.5 (48.5, 51.5) cm.
MATERIALS
Approximately 195 (210, 230) yards / 175 (190, 205) metres of DK weight yarn with the following knitting gauge.
GAUGE
22 sts and 28 rnds = 4 inches / 10 cm in St st knit in the round.
NEEDLES
Size 4mm (US6) circular needle.
Size 3.5mm (US4) double pointed needles.
Adjust needle size to get the correct gauge if necessary.
NOTIONS
Stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle.

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