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Ilkley Moor

Knitting
November 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches in k1b, p2 rib.
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
250 - 350 yards (229 - 320 m)
20/22/24 inch head circumference.
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Ilkley Moor is part of the Born & Bred collection, a book made in partnership with baa ram ewe, the awesome Yorkshire yarn shop taking Yorkshire wool to the world! The book is available in print from baa ram ewe.

The hat is knitted with baa ram ewe’s Titus, now available in glorious colour.

The pattern for the matching fingerless mittens can be found here.

The Pattern

The hat is knitted from brim to crown. The pattern includes full written instructions (including line-by-line instructions for the cable pattern) and a chart.

Choose needles for your preferred methods of small diameter circular knitting (the crown) and medium diameter circular knitting (the body).

Due to the nature of the design, sizing is based on tension/gauge. Needles listed are a recommendation only; you weill need to swatch to choose appropriate needles for the size you wish to knit.

There is a small discrepancy between the chart and the main sample, which was unerringly knitted using an early version of the chart (before I improved it). Rubicon’s lovely project shows the hat knitted from the up-to-date chart.

The pattern includes blocking instructions, for which you will need an approppriate size of plate or foam/plastic/cardboard form.

The pattern is available in both A4 and Letter size formats, and all instructions include both US and UK knitting terminology.

Technical editor: Karen Butler
Photos by Verity Britton

History

Ilkley Moor is a famous landmark in Yorkshire, and namesake of the unofficial Yorkshire anthem ‘On Ilkley Moor Baht ‘At’. The cables on this hat allude to the history of Ilkley Moor, which has lots of ancient celtic stone carvings.