Weaving Diamonds Toque & Cowl by Turquoise Toque Designs

Weaving Diamonds Toque & Cowl

November 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Charted Twisted Stitch pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
153 - 249 yards (140 - 228 m)
15.75 (17.25, 18.5, 20) inches OR 40 (44, 47, 51) cm
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I roughly sketched out the chart for this pattern the day before leaving on a trip to the mountains, desperately needing a travel project. The pattern took a few twist and turns along the way (puns intended), and ended up as a nice gender neutral hat with a matching cowl. It’s also tied to some great memories of hiking in the Rockies.

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Weaving Diamonds is a pattern for winter accessories that feature paired twisted stitches. As the twisted stitches move left and right and appear to weave over each other, they leave diamond shapes in relief. The pattern includes instructions for a hat that can be knit with or without a folded brim, and a matching cowl.

15.75 (17.25, 18.5, 20) inches OR 40 (44, 47, 51) cm finished circumference.

Recommend 2-5” Negative ease for the hat, and cowl knit in same size as the hat. The stitch pattern is very stretchy, and will accommodate a range of head sizes.

28 sts/ 36 rounds in 4” (10cm) in twisted stitch pattern, knit on gauge size needles.
US Size 4 (3.5mm) needles.

Madelinetosh DK Twist OR
The Plucky Knitter Plucky Sweater DK OR
Any DK weight yarn with similar properties that knits to gauge.

153 (167, 181, 195) yards OR 140 (153, 166, 178) meters
Toque (Folded Brim)
184 (201, 218, 235) yards OR 169 (184, 199, 215) meters
196 (213, 231, 249) yards OR 179 (195, 211, 228) meters

Techniques Used
Alternating Cable Cast on
Twisted Ribbing
Twisted Stitches
Knitting in the Round

Twisted Stitch pattern is Charted Only.