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Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia


April 2008

Twist-Four Mock Cable Stitch Hat

Size: child/small adult
Yarn: Wool Gatto (DK weight, 50gr/181yds) colour #9541 2 balls
Needles: 5mm

Pattern: (taken from A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker)
Rows 1,3,5 (wrong side) - K2, P4, K2
Rows 2,4 - P2,K4,P2
Row 6 - P2, knit into 4th st on left-hand needle, then into 3rd st, then into 2nd st, then into 1st st, then slip all 4 sts from left to right needle together,P2

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Cast on 144 sts. (I used the Channel Island cast-on from the stitch of the month archives)
Work in pattern for 7 1/4 ins (18.5 cm). I found I had 8 complete patterns.

Work rows 1, 2, 3 in pattern
Next row: *P2,K1,K2 tog,K1,P2* to end (117 sts)
Next row: *K2,P3,K2* to end
Next row: *P2, cable3,P2tog* to end (94 sts)
Next row: *K1,P3* to last 2 sts, K2
Next row: P2 *K1,K2tog,P1* to end (71 sts)
Next row: K1, then P2tog to last 2 sts, K2 (48 sts)
Next row: P2 , then K2tog to end (25 sts)
Next row: K1, then P2tog to end of row (13sts)

Break yarn leaving a long tail
Thread through remaining sts, and draw up. Fasten off. Sew up seam.
If you wish, add a pompom, tassel or i-cord decoration.

Anne Morison