Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Warren Cable Beanie

This beanie was inspired by my husband and a sweater knit for him. The sweater was knit in Rev St st with 3 cables running down the center. Not only did I find it aesthetically pleasing but also symbolic of our family’s heritage. Warren is our family name and for the last several generations, Warrens have been bred in 3s. As a very close knit family, I felt the cables were good representation of those solid family ties and each cable representing a member of every generation (and hopefully the next generation to come).

Difficulty Level
Adult One Size
Yarn: Lambs Pride Superwash (100% wool; 200 yds [183 M.] per 100g) 018 Charcoal Heather, 1 skein.
Needles: Size 8 (5 mm): 16" circular (cir). and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn).
Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle.
4 ½ stitches – 1 inch.
CF3= Slip next 3 stitches to cable needle (cn) and hold in front, k3, k3 from cn.
CF2tog= Slip next 3 stitches to cn and hold in front, k2tog, k1, k3 from cn.

CO 112 stitches, joining in round careful not to twist.
Knit in 2x2 ribbing (K2,P2) until it measures 1.5 inches.
Rounds 1-5: *K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P6*
Round 6: *CF3, P2, CF3, P2, CF3, P6*
Rounds 7-30: Repeat rounds 1-6 (4 times)
Piece should measure 6.5 inches in length from cast on edge.

(top view)
Decrease Rounds:
Round 1: *K6, P2tog, K6, P2, K6, P2tog, P4*
Round 2: *K6, P1, K6, P2, K6, P5*
Round 3: *K6, P1, K6, P2tog, K6, P2tog, P3*
Round 4: *K6, P1, K6, P, K6, P4*
Round 5: *CF2tog, P1, CF2tog, P2, CF2tog, P2tog, P2*
Round 6: *K3, K2tog, P1, K3, K2tog, P1, K3, K2tog, P2tog, P1*
Round 7: *K2tog, K2, P1, K2tog, K2, P1, K2tog, K2, P2tog*
Round 8: *Slip 1 to cn, K2tog, K1 from cn, P1*
Round 9: *K2tog, P1*
Round 10: *K2tog*
Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches. Pull tight, tie knot, and pull through center. Weave in ends.

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