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There are some skills, okay an unknown number…of skills in knitting and crochet that still scare me.
Almost 5 years of knitting and 2+ of crochet I have stayed in fairly safe waters on stitches though I do continue to grow that list slowly.
Recently I decided to tackle my first ever cables in knitting and I’ll say…it really wasn’t at all as complicated as I imaged in my head.
Today’s post and the first one for my new site and blog is my double brim knit pattern toque. This was also my first time trying the worsted weight lion brand wool-ease. Usually one of my favourite yarns in super bulky that I use constantly.
My favourite circular knitting needles are clover for most projects, grab your own to get started fast.
16inch – size 11 / 8mm circular needles
Worsted weight yarn : Lion Brand Wool Ease pictured
cable needle (I used a stitch holder because I don’t own this needle)
K2 – knit 2 stitches
K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together to decrease
C4B – cable 4 back – slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 2 stitches from left-hand needle, then knit 2 stitches from cable needle
C4F – cable 4 front – slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 2 stitches from left-hand needle, then knit 2 stitches from cable needle
If you have have never done cables before in your knitting I’m here to say it’s not that scary! At least this simple cable isn’t…
Long tail cast on 60 stitches
Place stitch marker and connect yarn in the round
Knit 34 rows in the round
Row 35 – flip yarn up with right side showing around and knit the beginning row with current row around.
Row 36 – Knit entire row
Row 37 – *K2, C4B – rep from *
Row 38 – Knit
Row 39 – Knit
Row 40 – *C4F, K2 – rep from *
Row 41 – Knit
**Something to keep in mind if you’re unsure of front and back. I knit in the round with the ‘front’ of my project usually between the circle as seen in the above photo. The front is also where you see the cables. keep this in mind when figuring out which side to ‘hold’ the 2 stitches while working a cable.
Row 42 – Knit
Row 43 – Knit
Row 44 – *K2, C4B – rep from *
Row 45 – Knit
Row 46 – Knit
Row 47 – Knit
Row 48 – *C4F, K2 – rep from *
Row 49 – Knit
Row 50 – Knit
Row 51 – Knit
Row 52 – *K2, C4B – rep from *
Row 53 – Knit
Row 54 – Knit
Row 55 – Knit
Row 56 – *C4F, K2 – rep from *
Row 57 – K2, K2TOG – repeat till end
Row 58 – K, K2TOG – repeat till end
Want your toque to be longer? Hold off on rows 57/58 and repeat rows 42-49 1-2 more times depending on how long you want it and then finish with those last couple rows at your new height.
Pattern is worked in 8 rows so just keep that in mind.
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