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Allotrope Pattern


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Knitting: Allotrope
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • cabling

Pattern Description:

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

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Toddler, Child, Woman, Man
  • Finished Circumference: 15"/38 cm (17"/43 cm, 19"/48 cm, 21"/53 cm)


  • US Size 5 (3.75 mm) 16"/40 cm Circular
  • US Size 6 (4.0 mm) 16"/40 cm Circular
  • US Size 6 (4.0 mm) DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • cable needle
  • locking stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

225 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh DK - 1 skein will make any of the sizes


Earl Grey

About Designer

About Designer

KImberly Voisin on
Wee Studio
by KImberly Voisin
Emeryville, California, United States
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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.

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