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Rosalind features dropped stitches inside lozenge cables and is surprisingly simple to knit. Although it's knit in 4ply, those drop stitches mean that it's much quicker to knit, and you have all the fun of deliberately letting those stitches unravel!

Rosalind comes in a full 5 sizes, which means that should you wish to substitute the yarn, or should your gauge be different from the pattern, then you can easily knit another size in the pattern to get your desired fit.


135 [159, 193, 228, 251] yd/123 [146, 177, 209, 231] m
42yd/39m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
4Ply/fingering weight, plied yarn

Needles & Notions
Set 2.5mm/UK–/US1½ & 2.75mm/UK12/US2 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Hand Maiden Fine Yarn Bess [300yd/275m per 100g; 88% Merino, 12% Cashmere]

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

Alternative yarns
Mrs Crosby Hat Box [317yd/290m per 100g; 75% Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere]

28 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.75mm needles over St.St.
28 sts x 42 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.5mm needles over Twisted Rib, lightly stretched
28 sts x 58 rows to 4in/10cm on 2.5mm needles over Garter St.

To fit size: 16 [18.5, 20, 21.5, 23] in/40.75 [47, 50.75, 54.5, 58.5] cm
Finished size: 14.25 [15.75, 17.25, 18.5, 20] in/36.25 [40, 43.75, 47, 50.75] cm

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

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


Published December 2015

PDF file size: 2.4MB

Product code: WW269KRosalind

Technical editors: Heather Murray & Clare Devine