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I was taught the basics of knitting, crochet, embroidery, and sewing by my grandmother when I was young. I have found that I enjoy doing a variety of fiber related crafts, and have over the years ...

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Saxon Braid Cabled Cap

from Mountain Mist Fiberworks
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Saxon Braid Cabled Cap
Saxon Braid Cabled Cap
Saxon Braid Cabled Cap
Saxon Braid Cabled Cap
Saxon Braid Cabled Cap
Saxon Braid Cabled Cap

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit
  • purl
  • k into back of stitch
  • p into back of stitch
  • k2tog
  • slip a stitch
  • cross a 4-stitch cable
  • pick up stitches from a chain selvedge
  • bind off
  • yarn over

Pattern Description:

I love the Saxon Braid cable pattern and thought it would make a great cap. The tricky part was figuring out how to graft the cable in pattern (illustrated instructions are included in the pattern). This 11-page pattern includes both written instructions and a chart for knitting the cable strip (you can use either or both); written instructions for picking up stitches and knitting the crown and bottom edging of the cap, with three edging options (including one I call Braided Bind-Off, which I haven't seen before); pictures of the completed cap; and a 5-page photo tutorial on grafting the stitches together in pattern (including a summary at the end to help you graft other patterns).


In stockinette stitch, 16 sts = 4 inches 23.5 rows = 4 inches


  • Patons Classic Wool, 1 ball
  • 16 or 20-inch Circular needle, size 8
  • One set size 8 double point needles
  • Blunt-tipped yarn needle
  • Cable needle
  • Safety pin-type stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

210 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Patons Classic Wool