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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Vasily

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Double-knit
  • Cable

Pattern Description:

"Vasily is the Russian name for St. Basil, the Catholic saint whose name unofficially graces the colorful Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin on the Moat in Moscow. While working on this piece, it reminded me of the patterns on the turrets of St. Basil's cathedral, so I thought it only fitting I name the piece after him.

This piece is time-consuming but all-in-all not terribly difficult. The double-knitting itself does not have much color-changing, and the reversible cables are just that. If you can do basic double-knitting and cabling, this hat won't pose too much difficulty in theory.

If you work on this in public, expect other knitters to think it's actually entrelac, then expect heads to explode when you show them what it really is!" - Alasdair Post-Quinn


24 sts/32 rows = 4" in double-stockinette fabric. However, because of the cables, expect about 36 sts/24 rows = 4"

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 20, 22, or 24" circumference


  • US4/3.5mm 16" circular needle
  • 1 set US4/3.5mm DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rowan Felted Tweed


151, 160, 146

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