Skipping Stones by Sally Cameron

Skipping Stones

August 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
24.5 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
245 yards (224 m)
Adult S, M and Large to fit 51 (57,61) cm /20 (22.5, 24)”
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This pattern forms part of the Friendship across the Oceans collection with Clare Devine

Here is a preview of the whole collection: Introduction to Friendship Across the Oceans

I love going to the beach, and while I am not very good at skipping stones along the waves, I watch my husband and daughter as they trying to see who can skip theirs the furthest. From choosing the perfect stone to getting the aim just right. Happy times and family moments are to be treasured. Sometimes it is nice to imagine that these little stones could be messages skipping across the ocean to friends far away.
The cables on this hat remind me of the little circles the stones leave as they skip across the water.

The hat is worked from the brim to the crown and has a cable pattern that continues up the one side of the hat. The cable uses 2 cable needles which might sound complicated in the beginning but it is actually very simple and easy to memorise. You can still easily knit it while chatting to friends or watching TV

Thank you to my Technical editor Sally Trollip and my amazing testers

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3.5mm/US 4 at least 100cm/40”long or size to obtain gauge (for magic loop)
or 3.5mm/US 4 cable 40cm/16”with dpns for crown decrease.
or DPNs in the correct size if you prefer.

DK weight yarn 100g; 225m/245yds

Sample knitted in Eden Cottage; Oakworth DK 100% NZ Polwarth Wool in the Colourway: Steel

3 stitch markers
2 cable needles
Tapestry needle for weaving in end
Pom pom maker – optional

24.5 stitches and 31 rows over 10cm/4” stocking stitch in the round, blocked

Adult S, M and Large to fit 51 (57,61) cm /20 (22.5, 24)”