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Linden Caps

Knitting
December 2010
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch in basketweave pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
134 - 268 yards (123 - 245 m)
Fitted cap: 18” / 46 cm circumference, 7¾” / 19.5 cm from border to crown Stocking cap: 18” / 46 cm circumference, 12” / 30.5 cm from border to crown
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yarn
Fitted cap: Lark / Winesap 133
1 skein

Stocking cap: Lark / Marsh 122
2 skeins

needles
One 16” circular needle in size US 7 / 4.5 mm
One set of double pointed needles in size US 7 / 4.5 mm

notes
Reverse stockinette stitch ridges alternate with 2x2 ribs
to make a knitted fabric that looks like a clunky woven
pattern. The stocking-cap version of the hat is super
easy—once the stitch pattern is established, you work
without shaping to the peak of the crown. The fitted cap
is shaped within the stitch pattern—on the knit-side rounds
of the ridge sections.

skills required
long-tail cast on, working in the round, decreasing, knit/purl combinations.
chart and line-by-line instructions included.
tutorial link provided for long-tail cast on.