Allotropes are different structural forms of the same element. This richly textured hat with its lattice of cables reminds me of diamonds in knitted form as it uses cleverly placed purl stitches in place of more complex smocking to create a lovely textured effect. The sophisticated all over cable pattern is fairly easy to execute making this a great project to learn how to cable without a cable needle. For anyone who's a little scared of cables, this might be just the project to get you going. The final piece is very simple and wearable - and it comes in lots of sizes, so you can knit it to fit and flatter any head!
22 sts and 7 rows over 4"/10 cm in stocking stitch on larger needles
225 yards of DK weight
Kimberly is well known amongst her family and friends for her love of design and her DIY attitude which spans from decorating cupcakes, sewing super hero capes for her two sons, and most recently designing knitting patterns.