Plicata by Katherine Salesin

Plicata

Knitting
February 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Plicata Pattern with Size A needle, after blocking, unstretched
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
198 yards (181 m)
20”/51 cm circumference, unstretched; 8½”/21.5 cm length, blocked
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Wander misty forest paths and winding city streets in the Plicata hat. Twisting cables journey from the trim ribbed brim to a peaked starburst crown, standing out boldly in springy worsted-spun Arbor. Blaze your own trail by knitting Plicata from charts or from written instructions — the choice is yours!

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this accessory may be worked from written or charted instructions.


Construction

  • This hat is worked circularly from brim to crown.

Finished Dimensions

  • 20”/51 cm circumference, unstretched; 8½”/21.5 cm length, blocked
  • Note: Hat is sized to fit head sizes ranging from 20–24”/51–61 cm

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor — 100% American Targhee Wool (145 yards/132 meters per 50 grams)

  • 2 skeins
  • Photographed in colors Butte and Seaglass

Yardage

  • 198 yards/181 meters of DK weight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 28 stitches & 30 rounds = 4”/10 cm in Plicata Pattern with Size A needle, after blocking, unstretched

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 16”/40 cm circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 4.5 mm (US 7)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 16”/40 cm circular needle two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)

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

Cable Knitting 101
Reading Charts
Video — Cabling Without a Cable Needle
Blocking 101
Knitwear Care

Skill Level
2 out of 5: Adventurous Beginner