Winter Love Braid Cap by oftroy
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Winter Love Braid Cap

by oftroy
Knitting
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stocking knit
US 8 - 5.0 mm
140 - 150 yards (128 - 137 m)
womans medium
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This pattern is a great stash buster, and is suitable for home spun worsted weight yarn. The first (redish) example was knit with 100 yards of home spun merino and about 50 additional yards of Patons Classic Wool Merino. The second example (blue/purple) was made with a single skein of Loin Wool Prints.. (a 143 yard skein).

The Cap has an unusual, bonnet like shape, and is finished in the back of the head, not the top. The cap is started knitting a flat, cabled band, that is grafted (just 10 stitches) into circle, and then is finished knitting in the round. Finishing with a pompom or tassel is optional (no directions for these)

There are links provide to detailed directions for grafting, (text and video links)

Row gauge is not critical, and directions include how to make adjustments if the row gauge is not spot on.

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