Byland by Ann Kingstone
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December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch/stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
240 - 280 yards (219 - 256 m)

This elegant hat features exquisite Celtic knot cables on a garter stitch background in the brim. A split in the brim at the back neck creates a flattering fit.

Perfect for gifting!

Small(Medium:Large) to fit 48(53:58)cm/ 19(21:23)“ head circumference. The finished hat measures 43½(48½:53½)cm/ 17½(19½:21¼)” around at the top of the brim and is 21½(23½:25½)cm/ 8½(9¼:10)“ tall.

4ply/fingering weight yarn with approximately 320 metres/350 yards per 100g. You will need 75g.

The pictured sample was knitted with baa ram ewe ‘Titus’ in Bramley Baths.

2.75mm/US 2 needles for flat knitting.

A stitchmarker.

33 sts and 36 rows/rounds per 10cm/4” in blocked stocking stitch/ stockinette. 30 sts (maximum brim width) and 36 rows (pattern repeat length) in the brim measures 7cm/ 2¾“ long and 7cm/ 2¾” wide after blocking.

Adjust needle size as necessary to achieve the specified tension.

The cables begin with 0 to 4 st increases. See Ann’s YouTube channel for a tutorial for this technique.