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My nana taught me to knit when I was 6 yrs old. I have since picked up and put down the needles a lot. I think I now have a firm grasp of them permanently. Lets say I'm hooked.

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Little Bough

from Kelly Menzies Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Little Bough
Little Bough
Little Bough
Little Bough

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • cable work
  • knitting
  • purling

Pattern Description:

A cabled beanie hat worked in the round.
The brim is 2x2 rib with a 3x2 rib every 18 sts to fit in with the cable pattern.
This hat consists of one repeated section of V style cables with a breaking line.
The crown is a continuation of the breaking line making five sections which meet in the middle.
Little Bough is named after the main branches of a tree. Large branches are known as boughs while small branches are known as twigs.


22 sts / 30 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size to fit adult head measuring 22 - 25 inches.


  • 2 x 50g/110 yards/101 meters Louisa Harding Ianthe DK
  • 1 Size 4mm (16 in) circular needle
  • 1 Set of size 4mm DPN's (for crown closure)

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 cable needle,
  • 1 yarn needle
  • 1 stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

192 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Louisa Harding Ianthe DK



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