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This architectural beanie was originally published in issue 115 of Simply Knitting magazine, and is now available as a single pattern.

The columns of twisted stitches provide a strong detail, and the merino/silk blend of the recommended yarn adds shine and strength.

Worked from the bottom up and in the round, there are 3 sizes included and the pattern is provided in both written and charted format.


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104 [134, 172] yd/93 [123, 157] m
34yd/32m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St. Heavy DK/Worsted weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 3.75mm/UK9/US5 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in BabyLongLegs Semi~Precious DK
[230yd/210m per 100g; 50% Merino, 50%Silk]

Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 23in/58.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarns
Malabrigo Rios [210yd/192m per 100g; 100% Superwash Merino]

20 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.
20 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over Twisted Rib
20 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.75mm needles over Twisted St. pattern

To fit sizes: 19 [22, 24] in/ 48.25 [56, 61] cm
Finished size: 16.75 [19.25, 21.75] in/ 42.5 [49, 55.25] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, twisted sts

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable Cast-ons


First published December 2013 by Simply Knitting magazine; republished August 2014

PDF file size: 3.2MB, image res. 300DPI

Product code: WW213KDarkke

Technical editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler