Fabales by Woolly Wormhead


by Woolly Wormhead
August 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
121 - 197 yards (111 - 180 m)
17, 19, 21.5, 23 in/43.25, 48.25, 54.5, 58.5 cm

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Fabales grew from my desire to knit a Hat that would showcase a special skein of yarn but also have just enough detail to catch the eye. The motifs grow organically from a twisted rib into a background of reverse stocking stitch.

This is a quick knit, perfect for a long train journey or languid summer nights. Choose that special skein with care.

94 (112, 141, 172) yd/86 (103, 128, 157) m
27yd/25m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Aran weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Ginger Twist Studio Sheepish Aran
(182yd/166m per 100g; 100% British Bluefaced Leicester)

Shown in size 21.5in/54.5cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester Aran (202yd/185m per 125g; 100% Wool)

18 sts x 25 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.
19 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over 1x1 Twisted Rib, lightly stretched

To fit sizes: 17 (19, 21.5, 23) in/ 43.25 (48.25, 54.5, 58.5) cm
Finished size: 15.25 (16.75, 18.5, 20.25) in/ 38.75 (42.5, 47, 51.5) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, specialist cast-on, increases & decreases, knitting in the round, lace

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons

Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.

Published August 2016.
PDF file size: 2.4MB, image res. 300DPI
Product code: WW285KFabales
Technical editors: Heather Murray & Clare Carter