Catenary by Erica Smith
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Catenary

Knitting
October 2015
Jaegaer Matchmaker Merino Chunky
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Cable Pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
202 - 224 yards (185 - 205 m)
Circumference: 47 (50.5) cm / 18.5 (20)”) worn with 0-5 cm / 0-2” negative ease. Height with folded brim: 22 (22) cm / 8.5 (8.5)”
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Catenary is a winter-weight, cabled hat, perfect for the coldest days of the year. The bulky yarn makes it a quick knit, and intertwining cables that overlap every few rounds serve to keep the knitter engaged to the very last stitch. Catenary is a unisex design, and is easily modified to suit all sizes.

Materials Required:
Yarn:
2 (2) skein(s) of Quince & Co. Puffin 100% wool; 112 yards (102 meters) / 100 grams (3.53 ounces) or 184 (204) meters / 202 (224) yards of equivalent bulky weight yarn. Shown in the colorway Egret.

Needles:
Size A (main fabric): One 40 cm / 16” circular and one set of five DPNs in size needed to obtain gauge.
Suggested size: 6.5 mm / US 10.5

Size B (for tubular cast on and ribbing): One 40 cm / 16” circular in size needed to obtain gauge.
Suggested size: 4.5 mm / US 7

Other materials:
Cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch marker, towels for blocking.

Gauge:
19 stitches and 22 rows = 10 cm / 4” in cable pattern on 6.5mm / US 10.5 needles after blocking.

19.5 stitches and 28 rows = 10 cm / 4” in ribbing pattern on 4.5mm / US 7 needles after blocking.

Sizes:
Circumference: 47 (50.5) cm / 18.5 (20)”) worn with 0-5 cm / 0-2” negative ease.

Height with folded brim: 22 (22) cm / 8.5 (8.5)”

Techniques:
long-tail tubular cast-on (optional), knitting in the round, cabling using a cable needle, increasing, decreasing, finishing.