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Cassady

Knitting
March 2011
This pattern is available for free.

Cassady can use any yarn weight and needles, works up pretty quickly, and uses only garter stitch, a couple of increases, and 4 different decreases. It’s a great pattern for an adventurous beginner knitter, ready to try out some new techniques, practice some new increases+decreases, but keep it small and simple.

The pattern was written as a kind of introduction to my sideways edge cast-on technique. Cassady is a great way to show off a nice multi-colored yarn – since it’s worked in two different directions, variegated or self-striping yarns will really make the most of the design.

This pattern works for any gauge, so you can choose any weight yarn, and the appropriate needle size to match. Worsted weight and finer will work best, as a bulky yarn will make for a bulky kerchief, not ideal; sock yarns will work wonderfully!

Size: one-size; custom fit to your head

Yarn/gauge: any-gauge pattern, will work with any weight yarn and needle size

Needles: either 1 very long circular needle (at least 32” but longer is better), or use any shorter circular (16” is fine) plus a set of straight needles (2 double points would work, or a second circular) of the same size

Skills needed: just garter stitch, a couple of increases, and 4 different decreases