Lombard Street by Sloane Rosenthal

Lombard Street

Knitting
January 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in cable and garter pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
180 - 250 yards (165 - 229 m)
One size (adult S/M/L) with beanie and slouch options
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Three columns of two-step cables anchor the Lombard Street hats as they wind their way through an unusual background: delightfully squishy garter stitch. Written for three height/brim options, you can work your Lombard Street as a deep, luxurious double-brimmed slouch, a single-brimmed, just-barely slouchy version, or a more fitted, unisex beanie. mYak’s glorious Baby Yak Medium knits up quickly, while showing just enough detail in every stitch, and provides glorious warmth and resilience for its weight. Choose a neutral or desaturated shade for a sophisticated, urban look, or choose a brighter, more saturated shade for a more youthful, festive version. A 2x2 ribbed brim with an optional tubular cast on makes for a polished finished look. Quick to work and satisfying engaging to knit, Lombard Street makes an excellent gift hat for a lucky loved one, or, with that perfect skein of yarn you’ve been saving, for yourself!

Size
One size (Adult S/M/L) with beanie and slouch options; circumference 19.5” / 50 cm; height 11.5” / 29 cm (double-brim slouch with brim unfolded), 9.25” / 23 cm (single-brim slouch), or  8” / 20 cm (beanie). Note: because these cables derive from 2x2 ribbing, the hat is incredibly stretchy, especially in its doubled-brim format, making this a “one size fits most” scenario.

Yarn
mYak Baby Yak Medium (worsted weight, 100% baby yak, 125 yards / 117 meters per 50 grams), 2 skeins. For slouch: 250 yards / 229 meters of light worsted weight wool yarn; for beanie or single-brim slouch: 180 yards / 165 meters of heavy worsted weight wool yarn. Samples shown in Canyon (slouch) and Black (beanie).

Gauge
22 sts and 32 rnds per 4” / 10 cm in cable pattern on largest needle, after blocking. 

Needles
One long (32” / 80 cm or longer) circular needle (for magic loop), or 5 double-pointed needles, per knitter preference, in sizes US 6 / 4.5 mm or size needed to obtain gauge and US 4 / 3.75 mm or  two needle sizes smaller than gauge needle for the ribbing. Note: if you are doing the optional tubular cast on, you may wish to use a needle one or two sizes smaller than your ribbing needle for the foundation rows.

Notions
Stitch markers (optional); tapestry needle; cable needle (optional); waste yarn for tubular cast on (optional).  

Skills Required
Decreasing; knitting in the round; small-circumference circular knitting using double-pointed needles or magic loop; cabling with or without a cable needle; tubular cast on (optional; instructions provided).

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