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GaBoSocks on craftsy.com
Buchholz, Germany

I am Gabi, a mother and wife, and I work part time in an office. My hobby is needlework.
I started to knit and crochet as a child, taught by my Granny and never stopped since.
I love the creative ...

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Braid the Eternity

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Braid the Eternity
Braid the Eternity
Braid the Eternity
Braid the Eternity
Braid the Eternity
Braid the Eternity

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should be able to knit and purl.
  • You should be able to knit with a set of dpns.
  • You should be able to do cables or to follow the instructions.

Pattern Description:

The pattern shows a way of doing stripes without yarn crossing(tm). That makes the hat seamless(tm) and it gives knitting the feeling of eternity. The stripes just never end.
Of course you can do the stripes also the traditional way, but you won(tm)t want to.
It is knit bottom up and inside out, since I prefer knitting over purling and I wanted the braid to lay on purl stitches.
The pattern shows an overview which might help the advanced knitter to avoid following the round by round instructions for those, who need to be led through the project.
The braid and the eternity technique is explained by written instructions and charts. The latter has also photo tutorial.
Do the longer hat or the shorter one, they both feel and look great.
Feel free to knit and sell the hat where ever you like, but you must not copy or sell the pattern. I would appreciate though if you mention me, GaBoSocks, as the designer.


14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 22 inch, but flexible


  • a set of dpns 4 mm and smller ones for the ribbing.
  • sewing needle
  • cable needle

Suggested yarn:

180 yards of Worsted weight