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Fabales grew from my desire to knit a Hat that would showcase a special skein of yarn but also have just enough detail to catch the eye. The motifs grow organically from a twisted rib into a background of reverse stocking stitch.

This is a quick knit, perfect for a long train journey or languid summer nights. Choose that special skein with care.


94 [112, 141, 172] yd/86 [103, 128, 157] m
27yd/25m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Aran weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Ginger Twist Studio Sheepish Aran
[182yd/166m per 100g; 100% British Bluefaced Leicester]

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

Alternative yarns
Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester Aran [202yd/185m per 125g; 100% Wool]

18 sts x 25 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.
19 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over 1x1 Twisted Rib, lightly stretched

To fit sizes: 17 [19, 21.5, 23] in/ 43.25 [48.25, 54.5, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 15.25 [16.75, 18.5, 20.25] in/ 38.75 [42.5, 47, 51.5] cm

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

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

Published August 2016.

PDF file size: 2.4MB, image res. 300DPI

Product code: WW285KFabales

Technical editors: Heather Murray & Clare Carter