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Irish Moss Toque

Knitting
February 2009
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
219 - 328 yards (200 - 300 m)
women's, men's
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Description
This toque features an intricate main cable framed by a seed stitch border and a smaller, twisting diamond cable. The seed stitch is repeated inside the diamonds, creating a pleasing balance between the cables.
Since the toque is knit in the round, no seaming is required. Instructions for two different sizes, women’s and men’s, are provided, although the elastic quality of the cables make the toque fit a variety of sizes.
Knit in Patons Classic Wool yarn, this toque has the warmth and durability of wool, and yet is still soft and comfortable against the skin. The folded ear band creates an extra layer to keep ears warm.

Skill Level
Intermediate

Sizes
Women’s (20” circumference), Men’s (22”)

Materials
• 1 (2) balls of Patons Classic Wool
100 g, 205 m per ball
• set 4 dp needles, 4.0 mm
• cable needle

Gauge
24 sts/36 rows = 4” in large cable (first 24 sts in pattern chart) on 4.0mm needles

NOTE: The chart for this pattern was updated on 2010/01/04. A minor error in the cable representation in st 34, row 21 of the chart was corrected. In addition, the chart was modified so that sts that are knit on RS, purl on WS are now shown as a blank square instead of a ”|” symbol, based on the feedback from other knitters.

This toque makes a nice matching set with my Aran Delight Mittens, also available from Delicious Knits.