Dalleray by Lis Smith


March 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern with Size A needle
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
290 - 375 yards (265 - 343 m)
20 (26¾)”/51 (68) cm circumference; 9”/23 cm height
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Take a languid tour through the sun dappled fields of the Campbell-Hansmire ranch with the Dalleray cowl. Arcs and twists of organic cables loop upwards in columns, echoing soft stalks of alfalfa waving gently in the mountain breeze. Simple cable repeats provide a steady anchor for those new to cabling while Ranch 03’s springy Merino makes for a plump texture that comforts in both wide- and narrow-sized versions.

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this accessory include written as well as charted instructions.


  • Dalleray is worked circularly from the bottom up.
  • Two sizes are provided: Narrow and Wide.
  • Instructions for the Dalleray Pattern are provided in both charted and written forms.

Finished Dimensions

Narrow (Wide)

  • 20 (26¾)”/51 (68) cm circumference; 9”/23 cm height


Brooklyn Tweed Ranch 03: Campbell-Hansmire — 100% Single-Source Colorado Merino Wool; 170 yards/155 meters per 50g

Narrow (Wide)

  • 2 (3) skeins
  • Narrow cowl photographed in color Sorbet
  • Wide cowl photographed in color Pluot

While this pattern was written for Ranch 03, a limited-edition yarn, Peerie can be used as a substitute for the pattern at the same gauge.


  • 290 (375) yards/265 (343) meters of sport weight wool yarn


  • 33 stitches and 38 rounds = 4”/10 cm in cable pattern with Size A needle
  • One 11-stitch cable repeat = 1¼”/3 cm wide


Narrow (Wide)

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 16”/40 cm (24”/60 cm) circular needle
  • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm/US 5

Size B (optional; for Tubular Cast On and Bind Off only)

  • One 16”/40 cm (24”/60 cm) circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3.25 mm/US 3

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • 2x2 Tubular Cast On
  • 2x2 Tubular Bind Off
  • Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level
2 out of 5: Adventurous Beginner