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Knitting for me is all about experimenting, trying new things, re-discovering old stuff and mixing everything together.

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Quadratur

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • The pattern will teach you the following skills:
  • provisional cast-on
  • long tail cast-on, a variant
  • backwards loop cast-on
  • knitting through the back loop
  • decreasing
  • working short rows for the brim
  • the cording stitch
  • right twist and left twist
  • right cross and left cross

Pattern Description:

You have been knitting for quite some time and have been waiting for the perfect knitted brimmed hat? You do not mind a matching scarf and wristlets that come along? Then this pattern is for you.

The whole hat is knit in one piece and the brim stays in shape without any extra support. The brim is rather challenging to work, but to make up for that, a detailed illustrated appendix explains the tricky steps and all the techniques used including the provisional cast-on, short rows and the twists of the Quadratur Cable Pattern. If you already know how to knit and purl and how to knit in the round, all further skills may be learned by working this pattern. This includes the twists for the cable pattern, increases, decreases and the provisional cast-on using waste yarn. As always you might decide not to print this part of the pattern to save some ink.

For an easy and relaxing knit, work the hat as a beret, i.e. without brim, directions are given in the pattern.

The scarf is a really straightforward knit even though the pattern looks rather complex. The pattern of twists is easy to memorize, once started.
The wrong side of the scarf looks like textured reverse stocking stitch.

The wristlets are quick knits and go well with almost any outfit. The pattern gives the option to work some increases in case you prefere a shaped version to a slim fit.

Quadratur is German for squaring. I chose that name because I am using a variant of Barbara G. Walkers Carved Diamond Pattern in which the diamonds are almost turned into squares.


30-32 stitches and 39-40 rows in four inches,
stockinette stitch


  • Fingering weight yarn: approximately 1752 yd for all three projects combined
  • US#2.5/3 mm needles

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle
  • pins
  • stitch markers
  • elastic thread for brim
  • crochet hook US#B-1/2 mm
  • waste yarn

Suggested yarn:

1752 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Regia, silk