Sealers Cove by Whisky Bay Woollens
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Sealers Cove

Knitting
September 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in cove stitch pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
219 - 273 yards (200 - 250 m)
48cm (to fit 50-56cm); 56cm (to fit 58-64cm)
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With a textured stitch pattern reminiscent of oceanic coves, Sealers Cove pays homage to one of my favourite sections of Wilsons Promontory.

Knit in DK/8ply yarn, with a folded double-brim to keep ears warm against the wind.

Shown here in a gorgeous gradient yarn from By Briony (formerly GradientAU), the pattern works beautifully with solid, semi-solids or speckles.

Pompom: optional (but who could resist?)

Two sizes, with a generous circumference range designed to fit heads between 50cm - 64cm . This beanie is unisex, and curls-friendly!

Pattern includes written and charted directions for the Cove stitch pattern.

Notions
4mm circular needle 40cm
4.5mm circular needle 40cm, or 80cm circular needle (if working Magic Loop) (see notes)
4.5mm set of 4 dpns or 80cm circular needle (if working Magic Loop) for crown decreases (see notes)
Stitch marker (optional - to mark beginning of round)
Optional: pompom maker

Techniques used
The Alternate Cable cast-on is a lovely, stretchy cast-on method particularly suited to 1x1 rib. Instructions are not included for this technique, however there are excellent tutorials and videos available free online to assist if you are not familiar.