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ABIESbeanie

What is better than a winter themed cable beanie?

ABIES features a lovely stylized fir tree cable motiv that is alternated with classic 2/2 cables merging into a star shape at the crown. Worked with 7mm needles this is a quick and rewarding knit.

The cables can be worked with or without a cable needle and both witten and chartedinstructions are given for you to choose.

View the Ravelry pattern page here.

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A ball of yarn with knitting needles stuck in it.

YARN

2 balls ggh Topas (50g, 115m/125 yards; 41% virgin wool, 32%polyacrylic, 18% polyamide, 9% alpaca) in colorway 010 (Flaschengrün)

An abtracted illustration of a gauge swatch.

GAUGE

14 sts and 24 rounds = 10cm / 4" in 2x2 rib
the cable pattern is 9cm / 3.5" wide
the first 17 rounds of the cable pattern make 8cm / 3.25"

Measured without stretching the fabric; the purl stitches of the rib are included in the given amount of stitches, even if they are not visible when the fabric is laid down on a flat surface.

Two knitting needles lying on top of each other.

NEEDLES

7mm (or size to obtain gauge with) circular needles or DPNs

A scissor and a stitch holder.

TOOLS

A cable needle of same size (if desired).
A tapestry needle for weaving in the ends.
A marker for the beginning of the round.

A piece of knitting fabric still on one needle

TECHNIQUES

  • knit and purl stitches
  • working in the round
  • working decreases
  • German Twisted Cast-On
  • working cables
Filled star.Empty star.Empty star.

DIFFICULTY

This beanie is quick and fun project that is suited for advanced beginners. It is perfect for everyone who wants to try working cables for the first time.