Vagabondo by La Cave à Laine


February 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
147 - 150 yards (134 - 137 m)
One (adult)
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Vagabondo is the beginning of my experimentation with wandering cables (read more about these in the pattern notes).
It is also a playful investigation into asymmetry within symmetry, a concept that is evolving in my head and that I would love to express in my knitting and sewing world.
Vagabondo means wanderer in Italian and it represents what this cables are doing: wandering around your head, creating a unique textured fabric.

(My son, who’s modelling the hat, is known to have a very big head, that’s why the hat is an adult size!)


  • Clear written instruction
  • Easy to follow charts
  • Easily fit from pre-teen to adult
  • Professionally tech edited by woollenwords
  • Tips to knit cables without a cable needle
  • Perfect for beginners and cable beginners as well

Approx 70 g , 134 m / 147 yd any Worsted-weight yarn
Sample is knit in:
Malabrigo Rios, 100% superwash merino
Colour: 035 Frank Ochre

Other Materials
1 stitch marker
Tapestry needle to weave in ends

4 mm (US size 6) AND 4.5 mm (US size 7), 40 cm / 16” circular needles, or size to obtain correct gauge

19 sts and 31 rows over 10cm / 4” in stockinette stitch on bigger needles, wet blocked.
Gauge is crucial for this project, and it will determine yarn usage and final measurements

Skills Needed
Cast on, knitting, purling, basic decreases

Finished measurements
To fit head circumferences:
53-58 cm / 21-23”
Finished hat circumference:
46 cm / 18”
Finished height:
22 cm / 8.5”