Fretwork Hat by Susanna IC

Fretwork Hat

April 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
37 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in cable motif unstretched (note that cashmere blooms when blocked)
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
220 - 240 yards (201 - 219 m)
One Size (fits head circumferences 19-24")
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This pattern is available for $10.75.

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The Fretwork Hat features beautifully textured cables reminiscent of intricate fretwork traditionally used in jewelry making and decorative architectural details. Designer Susanna IC has created a masterpiece once again. The contrasting brim brings a hint of whimsy, and the wide panels of this striking motif create a visually-stunning hat that is suitable for all genders. And while this beautiful motif may look complex, it isn’t! If you can knit and purl, you can make this hat with ease. We love supporting the growth of knitters, so if you’d like to build your confidence with cables we are offering a live cabling workshop on May 13th at 1pm EDT on Zoom, where we’ll cover all the basics, plus tips and tricks, cabling without a cable needle, and dropping down to fix a cable. Just choose the workshop option when checking out in Knitrino.

What makes this hat even more special is the artisan yarn we chose from the women at Clean Cashmere. Uniquely designed by the farmer scientists themselves, this blend of Cormo & Cashmere was custom-milled and hand-dyed just for you! Luxuriously soft and natural, you will love knitting every stitch. Treat yourself to this delightful knit, and you’ll have an heirloom to treasure forever, or a beautiful gift to give someone you love. You can find kits here.

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What knitters are saying about Fretwork Hat:
“I LOVED how easy the cables were and it was such an interesting knit.” Emily

“Such a quick and pretty knit with gorgeous cables.” Jean

What Knitters are saying about Clean Cashmere Americana:
“Sprouts mail came today. Love the yarn!!” Claudia

“So happy with this yarn. It’s so beautiful to work with.” Corinne

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