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Edinburgh, Scotland

I am a knitwear designer living in Edinburgh. My fingers are always itching for a fun project, and I love to design items that are lovely and fun to knit!

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Calton Cap

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Calton Cap
Calton Cap
Calton Cap
Calton Cap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in the Round
  • Decrease
  • Long-tail Cast-on

Pattern Description:

This cozy cap transitions from from mistake rib to fishermen rib. By mixing different weights of yarn you can create your own unique blend.

Yarn Specifics:
Aran weight (if solid) - or -
3 strands 4-ply (if marled) - or -
1 strand 4-ply plus 1 strand DK (if marled)

The yarn I used for the cap pictures was from Shetland Organics. I used 1 strand of their 2-ply in light grey, plus 1 strand of their 2-ply in smirslett. The weight of the 2-ply was comparable to a slightly thicker 4-ply weight.

This is an exclusive pattern from the Autumn/Winter 2012-13 collection of Kristen Orme knitwear.


16 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 19 inches around, relaxed


  • 100 grams total Aran Weight wool
  • 5 mm 40 cm circular needles
  • 5 mm Double-Pointed Needles

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