Wildwood Trail by Sloane Rosenthal

Wildwood Trail

Knitting
February 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in rib and cable pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
140 - 300 yards (128 - 274 m)
Adult S/M (M/L); circumference 18 (21)” / 46 (53) cm; height 8.25” / 22 cm for beanie; 9.75” / 25 cm for slouch (height is adjustable).
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Pairs of filled two-step cables wind their way up this modern take on a classic cabled hat, available in two styles: a fitted, unisex beanie and a funky, more feminine slouch. Brooklyn Tweed’s woolen-spun Shelter yarn keeps these cables light and open, while Shelter’s array of gently heathered colorways gives you a huge range of options. Choose a darker navy, green, or a neutral in the beanie option for a sophisticated, more masculine look, or a brighter, warmer shade in the slouch style for a younger, potentially “girlier” vibe. An optional tubular cast on provides a neat, elastic finished edge. A doubled brim (not pictured) would add an additional set of possibilities—just double the length of the ribbing and follow either set of instructions thereafter.

Size
Adult S/M (M/L); circumference 18 (21)” / 46 (53) cm; height 8.25” / 22 cm for beanie; 9.75” / 25 cm for slouch (height is adjustable).

Yarn
Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% Domestic Targhee-Columbia Wool, 140 yards / 128 meters per 50 grams), 1-2 (2) skeins. Samples knit in Fossil (beanie) and Homemade Jam (slouch). Note: the S/M size in the beanie just barely goes in one skein of Shelter. Check your yardages carefully if you’re using a partial or substituting another yarn.

Gauge
27 sts and 32 rnds per 4” / 10 cm in cable pattern on larger needles, after blocking. One repeat of cable chart measures approximately 3” / 7.5 cm wide.

Needles
One long (32” / 80 cm or longer) circular needle (for magic loop), or 5 double-pointed needles, per knitter preference, in sizes US 6 / 4.0 mm and US 3 / 3.25 mm or size needed to obtain gauge and three needle sizes smaller. Note: if you are doing the optional tubular cast on, you may wish to use a needle one size smaller than your ribbing needle for the foundation rows.

Notions
Stitch markers (optional); tapestry needle; pom-pom maker (optional); cable needle (optional); waste yarn for tubular cast on (optional).

Skills Required
Decreasing; knitting in the round; small-circumference circular knitting using double-pointed needles or magic loop; cabling with or without a cable needle; tubular cast on (optional).