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Groups of knit stitches are lassoed with slipped stitches, drawing attention to the colour changes and glowing texture of a special hand-dyed yarn. A pom-pom adds extra fun to this cute, casual beanie.

Tutorials are included for cast-on and cast-off techniques as well as how to pick up cast-off stitches to create the beautiful chain detail.

68 [86, 106, 127] yd/63 [79, 97, 117] m
28yd/26m for the pompom (optional)
31yd/28m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Aran weight, single ply yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
5mm/UK6/US8 needle (for cast-off)
Stitch markers as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Cowgirlblues Aran Single [131yd/120m per 100g; 80% Wool, 20% Kid Mohair]

Shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head

18 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St.
18 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over Twisted Rib

To fit sizes: 17 [19, 21, 23] in/43.25 [48.25, 53.25, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 14.25 [16, 17.75, 19.5] in/36 [40.75, 45, 49.5] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, picking up sts, yarnovers, slipped stitches, pompoms

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable cast-on, Standard Chain cast-off, Picking up Stitches


Published March 2018.

PDF file size: 2.5MB, image res. 300DPI

Product code: WW333KLaccio

Technical editors: Heather Murray & Clare Devine