Link (printed pattern)

Link is an apt name for this modern take on the classic cabled beanie, which features bold columns of paired rope cables interconnected by branching diagonal twists. Thoughtful details — seamless transitions from the brim ribbing to the cables, hidden crown decreases, and optional tubular edges — also combine for an overall polished effect. Choose between two brim styles and top off with a jaunty pom-pom, or leave unadorned to showcase the vanishing cable motifs.

Pattern Materials

 

Yarn

  • 2 (2) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in colors Pumice (Beanie) and Yellowstone (Watchcap)

Yardage

  • Beanie: 170 yards of worsted weight wool yarn
  • Watchcap: 216 yards of worsted weight wool yarn (plus 40 yards for optional pom-pom)  

Needles

 

  • Size A (for Main Fabric)

    • One 16″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
    • Suggested Size: 4.5 mm (US 7)
  • Size B (for Ribbing)
    • One 16″ circular needle*, two sizes smaller than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)
  • Size C (for Tubular Cast On and Turning Rounds only)
    • One 16″ circular needle*, one size smaller than Size A
    • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

Gauge: 

  • 25  stitches & 30 rounds = 4″ in Link Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
  • One  30-stitch motif from Link Chart measures 4½” wide with Size A needle(s), after blocking
Finished Dimensions: 
  • 19¼” [49 cm] circumference (to comfortably fit average adult head sizes 20-23″ [51-58.5 cm])
  • 8½ (9¾)” [21.5 (25) cm] length, (Watchcap length measured with brim folded up)

 

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