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Classic watch cap with a twist
December 19 2014
December 24 2014
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Classic watch cap with a twist
Marsan Watchcap by Staceyjoy Elkin
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Cascade Yarns ® 220 Superwash®
0.76 skeins = 167.2 yards (152.9 meters), 76 grams
The Knitting Garage at Stickle's in Rhinebeck, New York
December 19, 2014

The twist is the twisted knit stitch ;)
I like the twisted knit stitch and have used it in other patterns. As a continental knitter a ribbing of “ktbl, p” is much faster than “k,p”.

I had a bit of a problem with this when I first started. I had cast on for size large and knitted about 2” on US #7 needles pondering all along if it may not be too small.
So, here are the changes I made:

  • Frogged it the next morning, added 8 stitches and worked on US #8 needles. Not only does it look now like it may be a better size, but it also feels softer. Still, I won’t know until Christmas if it fits or not.
  • I knitted 27 rows for the cuff then did the turn row.
  • I didn’t like the look of the turn row; just wrapping and turning left a hole. I tinked three rows back to the turn row and on the last stitch I lifted the wrap and purled it together with the stitch.
  • I started the crown after 28 rows. Placing markers every 24 stitches. In the last decrease row I knitted ssk across all the stitches and was left with a final stitch count of 16 stitches.
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by Cascade Yarns ®
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220 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: December 19, 2014
  • Project created: December 19, 2014
  • Finished: December 24, 2014
  • Updated: December 26, 2014
  • Progress updates: 2 updates