NEJI

Knitting
August 2019
yarn held together
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in 2x2 ribbing
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
180 - 220 yards (165 - 201 m)
S-M (M-L)
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NEJI 捻 (Japanese) - twist

This sport or DK weight beanie is worked in 2x2 ribbing and offers a variety of styling options as well as choices for round or square crowns, various lengths – whether to be worn straight or with a fold over brim, and smaller or larger sizes. But the highlight of this design is the innovative technique for Fully Fashioned Cabled decreases, which create an unexpected twist yet make this hat fully reversible. Video tutorial for this technique is included in the pattern.

SKILL LEVEL
Advanced

SIZES
S-M (M-L)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference 18 (20.5)“/45.5 (52) cm
Height of short version with square crown: 9.5”/24 cm; with round crown: 8.5”/21.5 cm
Height of long version with square crown: 10.75”/27.5 cm; with round crown: 9.5”/24 cm

Mustard sample is size S-M, 9.5” length, with square crown
Cobalt sample is size M-L, 10.75” length, with square crown
Light grey is size S-M, 9.5” length, with square crown
Medium grey is size S-M, 9.5” length, with round crown
Grapefruit is size M-L, 8.5” length, with round crown

YARN
Mustard sample
Di Gilpin “Lalland” (100% Scottish lambswool, 191 yds/175 m per 50 gr);
1 skein in color “Furze”

Cobalt sample
Cardiff Cashmere “Classic” (100% cashmere, 120 yds/110 m per 25 gr);
2 skeins in color “Zar” 666

Light grey sample
Önling Yarn “No.1” (75% superfine merino wool, 25% angora, 197 yds/180 m per 50 gr);
1 skein in color “Very Light Grey” 3622

Grapefruit sample
Isager “Highland Wool” (100% Peruvian highland wool, 301 yds/275 m per 50g);
1 skein in color “Rhubarb”
Isager “Silk Mohair” (70% mohair, 30% silk, 232 yds/212 m per 25g);
1 skein in color 28
Both strands of each yarn are held together throughout

Medium grey sample
Isager “Highland Silk” (80% wool, 20% silk, 301 yds/ 275 m per 50 g);
1 skein in color “Winter Grey”
Isager “Silk Mohair” (70% mohair, 30% silk), 232 yds/212 m per 25g;
1 skein in color 3S
Both strands of each yarn are held together throughout

OR use 180 (220) yds/164 (201) m of any other DK or sport weight yarn

NEEDLE
US 6 (4 mm) set of dpns
US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” circular and a set of dpns
OR use size to obtain gauge

NOTIONS
Scrap yarn in similar weight
Crochet hook size F (3.75 mm) (optional; for crochet provisional cast on only)
Spare circular needle in size US 6 (4mm) or smaller, any length
Stitch marker
3 cable needles (CN1, CN2, CN3)
Tapestry needle

NOTES
Two circumferences (to fit S-M and M-L), two lengths (shorter beanie vs. long enough to fold up the brim), and two crown styles (square vs. round) are given in the pattern. Circumferences, lengths, and crown styles may be mixed and matched as desired.

GAUGE
25 sts and 38 rnds = 4”/10cm in 2x2 ribbing worked on smaller needle, after washing and blocking