Traversa by Woolly Wormhead


November 2008
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
134 - 252 yards (123 - 230 m)
19, 22, 24 in/48.25, 56, 61 cm
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This beret uses simple twists and cables with a combination of decrease techniques to create the stunning design that appears like lightning travelling towards the centre of the Hat.

With its garter stitch brim, this beret is both modern and comfortable, ideal for those wishing to try cables for the first time or for anyone who desires a Hat a little bit different from the normal!

134 (172, 219) yd/122 (157, 199) m
33yd/20m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Heavy DK or Worsted weight, single ply yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Sample details
Shown in Louisa Harding Grace (220yd/200m per 100g; 50% Merino, 50% Silk)
Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 22in/56cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
Fyberspates Scrumptious DK (241yd/220m per 100g; 55% Merino, 45% Silk)

20 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St.
18 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over Garter St.

To fit sizes: 19 (22, 24) in/48.25 (56, 61) cm
Finished size: 16 (18.75, 21.25) in/40.75 (47.5, 54) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, cables

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Cable Cast-on & Cabling Without a Needle

Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.

Published November 2008
PDF file size: 3.2MB
Product code: WW066KTraversa
Technical editor: Tana Pageler