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from Designs by Lucy Hague
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cinioch

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Complex cabling
  • Provisional CO (a link to a photo tutorial is provided in pattern)
  • Grafting (directions are given for grafting in pattern)
  • Picking up sts
  • Simple decreases

Pattern Description:

A close fitting hat with cables inspired by ancient Pictish and Celtic artwork.

The cabled band is worked first, flat, then grafted together. The crown stitches are then picked up around the edge of the band and worked in the round.


22 stitches and 30 rows over 4 inches/(10 cm) in stockinette stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • M [L] - to fit head circumference of 20/21 [22/23] inches/(51/54 [56/58.5] cm)
  • Circumference: 20.5 [22.5] inches/(52 [57]) cm
  • Height: 7.5 [8] inches/(19 [20.5]) cm


  • 4.0 mm/US size 6 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) for preferred method of working small diameters in the round (e.g. double-pointed needles, long circular needle for magic loop or two circular needles)
  • Cable needle
  • 160 [200] yds (146 [183] m) of DK weight yarn (sample shown in Rowan Creative Linen)
  • Waste yarn in contrasting colour
  • Tapestry needle
  • Four stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rowan Creative Linen
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I’m a slightly obsessed knitter (and musician) hailing from Orkney, Scotland, and currently living in Edinburgh. I’ve been designing and self-publishing my own hand-knitting patterns for a few years ...

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