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Trenza is an interesting beanie, comprising of a sideways cable and lace band, which is grafted together. The body stitches are then picked up and worked vertically.

102 [127, 155] yd/93 [117, 142] m
30yd/28m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Heavy DK or Worsted weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Pair 4mm/UK8/US6 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
4mm crochet hook
Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Natural Dye Studio Dazzle DK
[240yd/220m per 100g; 100% BFL]

Shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarns
Fyberspates Vivacious DK
[251yd/230m per 115g; 100% Merino]

20 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.

To fit size: 18 [21, 23] in/45.75 [53.25, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 15 [17.5, 20] in/38 [44.5, 51] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, picking up sts, provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch, cables, basic lace (eyelets)

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Kitchener Stitch


First published December 2009 by Yarn Forward magazine; republished June 2010

PDF file size: 3.5MB

Product code: WW092Trenza

Technical editor: Tana Pageler