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Diamonds Twined Knitted Cap


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This 16-page pattern creates a richly textured cap with diamond patterns, knitted using the Swedish Twined Knitting technique. The pattern contains illustrated instructions for working the Twined Knit stitch, the Twined Purl stitch, Crook Stitches, and Chain Paths, as well as illustrated instructions and graphs for knitting the cap in three sizes, tips, and ideas for alternate yarn choices. A few years ago, I picked up a book on Twined Knitting, and began to experiment with the techniques. I was delighted by the deeply textured patterning that this technique creates, and designed a cap using the technique, which was included in the book, 1000 Fabulous Knit Hats. The hat was quite popular, and I soon sold the original prototype. Several have asked for the pattern, and after about a year of working on it, I finally completed it. I hope you enjoy this cap as much as I do! Twined knitting produces a fabric that is thick, sturdy, and firm but flexible. Some of the twined knitted techniques create a striking texture, while others make a smooth surface. This pattern uses both smooth and textured techniques, for a richly brocaded look. The pattern is intended for the personal use of the purchaser, and is not meant to be used commercially. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Long Tail Cast On Joining into a round on circular needle or DP's Knitting in the round Winding yarn into a center-pull ball Knit Purl GAUGE 24 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches on Size 8 needles in Twined Knit Stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Small: (Preteen to Women's Small) 7 1/2 inches high by 9 inches wide, lying flat (18" circumference) Medium: ( Women's Medium/Men's Small) 8 inches high by 10 inches wide, lying flat (20" circumference) Large: (Women's Large/Men's Medium) 8 1/2 inches high by 11 inches wide, lying flat (22" circumference) Note: Because these caps stretch, choose a size that is approximately 1" smaller than head size. SUGGESTED YARN 219 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cascade Lana D'Oro COLORWAY Hare (gray)

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1 hank Cascade Alpaca Lana D'Oro
  • 4-5 Size 8 double point needles
  • Size 8 circular needle, 24" or shorter

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Mountain Mist Fiberworks
Mountain Mist Fiberworks
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 learned to spin yarn, weave, tat, braid, felt and bead. But the greatest satisfaction for me comes from using my God-given creativity to create my own designs and techniques.