Friday, September 7, 2012

Rolled Brim, Cable Knit Owls, Newborn Hat


PDF available here.

Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Materials:
Solid Color Worsted Weight Yarn (Ex: Red Heart Super Saver) You could use a variegated yarn but the cables will be easier to see in a solid color.
Set of 4 or 5 U. S. size 7/4.5 mm Double Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)
Cable Needle (or smaller DPN)
Stitch Marker

Special Stitches:
C4B (cable 4 stitches back): Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle, hold to the back of work, knit the next 2 sts, knit the sts on the cable needle.
C4F (cable 4 sts forward): Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle, hold to the front of work, knit the next 2 sts, knit the sts on the cable needle.

Note:
This pattern is untested as of 09/01/2012. If you find any errors, please don't hesitate to email me at: elizabeth.hardy@hotmail.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

PATTERN
Brim:
Cast on 56 sts and divide on DPNs as follows:
-If using 4 DPNs: Needles 1 and 3: 20 sts. Needle 2: 16 sts.
-If using 5 DPNs: 14 sts on each needle.
Join in the round, being careful not to twist the sts. Place stitch marker at 1st stitch.
Rounds 1-5: Knit around.

Cable Owls:



Link to this image can be found here.

R6: K3, P8, K3; repeat 3 times more.
R7-8: K1, P2, K8, P2, K1; rep 3x more.
R9: K1, P2, C4B, C4F, P2, K1; rep 3x more.
R10-14: Rep R7.
R15: Rep R9.
R16: Rep R7.
R17-18: K1, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K1, P2, K1; rep 3x more.
R19-21: Rep R14-16.
R22: Knit around.

Begin Decreasing:
R23: K5, K2tog; rep around. (48 sts)
R24 (and all rem alt rnds): Knit around.
R25: K4, K2tog; rep around. (40 sts)
R27: K3, K2tog; rep around. (32 sts)
R29: K2, K2tog; rep around. (24 sts)
R31: K1, K2tog; rep around. (16 sts)
R33: K2tog; rep around. (8 sts)

Finishing:
Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Pull until snug. Secure and weave in ends.

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