buccia by alfa knits


December 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern with the larger needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
175 - 197 yards (160 - 180 m)
Kids, Asult S, M and L (see notes)
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Buccia is not - see below - the Italian word for ‘bark’. The cable stitch pattern reminds me of the bark of an old, old oak tree. It is worked bottom up and seamlessly in the round starting with a clever and neat way to make a tubular cast on in a contrasting color. The ridge is also worked in CC (illustrated instructions included). Pretty decreases continue the ‘bark’ effect and shape the crown.

A word on the name Buccia. A very nice Italian person on Ravelry gently pointed out to me that buccia does not mean ‘bark’, but ‘peel’ as in an orange peel. Bark in Italian is ‘corteccia’. I like the sound of buccia better, so it will stay as a peel on your head …

Tech edited by Sue-Cat

available for size: KIDS, S, M and L
head circumference: 48-53 cm / 52-56 cm / 55-59 cm / 58-63 cm (19-21” / 20½-22” / 21½-23¼” / 23-25”)

What you’ll need
worsted / 10 ply or fingering / 4 ply held double
Yardage for the hat
± 170 m / 185 yards (if you use fingering weight yarn held double you will need to double the yardage)
1 or 2 leftovers in contrasting colors
4 mm (US 6) circular needle
3 mm (US 2½) circular needle
cable needle
crochet hook for the provisional cast on
tapestry needle

twisted ribbing 1/1 (in the round): (k1 tbl, p1)
cable stitch pattern

23 sts and 30 rows in stitch pattern, blocked: = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”) with the larger needle

Techniques used: tubular cast on