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October 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Out of print. This pattern was available for $7.00.
Errata available: double-knitting.com

The book in which this pattern is published is now out of print, but I am getting ready to release a revised and expanded edition with updated charts, redesigned patterns, rewritten text and a fresh layout. If you are interested in finding out when that’s available, please join my EDK announcement mailing list!

Vasily is the Russian name for St. Basil, the Catholic saint whose name unofficially graces the colorful Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin on the Moat in Moscow. While working on this piece, it reminded me of the patterns on the turrets of St. Basil’s cathedral, so I thought it only fitting I name the piece after him.

This piece is time-consuming but all-in-all not terribly difficult. The double-knitting itself does not have much color-changing, and the reversible cables are just that. If you can do basic double-knitting and cabling, this hat won’t pose too much difficulty — in theory.

If you work on this in public, expect other knitters to think it’s actually entrelac, then expect heads to explode when you show them what it really is!