Kernmantle by Woolly Wormhead


February 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
129 - 305 yards (118 - 279 m)
17, 19, 22, 24 in/43.25, 48.25, 55.75, 61 cm
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Kernmantle’s striking effect stems from the contrast in gauge between the dense cable and its background of moss stitch. The slouch format thus gets a structural element that’s underlined by starting the cable right at the brim, with a perfect edge achieved by using two different cast-ons (tutorials provided).

Four sizes accommodate everyone from baby to large adult, with both written and charted instructions included.

129 (162, 206, 254) yd/118 (148, 188, 233) m
51yd/47m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
worsted weight, single ply yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4mm/UK8/US6 & 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Malabrigo Merino Worsted (210yd/192m per 100g; 100% Merino)
Shown in size 22in/55.75cm on model with 21.75in/55.25cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Manos del Uruguay Maxima (218yd/199m per 100g; 100% Merino)

20 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.
20 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over Twisted Rib, lightly stretched
18 sts x 32 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over Moss (Seed) Stitch
12 st cable panel = 1.5in/3.75cm on 4mm needles

To fit sizes: 17 (19, 22, 24) in/43.25 (48.25, 55.75, 61) cm
Finished size: 14.75 (16.75, 18.75, 20.75) in/37.5 (42.5, 47.5, 52.75) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, cables

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons

Accessibility Statement
The main PDF for this pattern is colour blind accessible. It uses black text on a white background. Charts are in greyscale and do not rely on colour

Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.

Published February 2014
PDF file size: 2.3MB
Product code: WW228KKernmantle
Technical editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler