Cully's Cabled Hat by Cully Swansen

Cully's Cabled Hat

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From Schoolhouse Press:

This yoke sweater had it’s origin in Cully’s hat design, which first appeared in Vogue Knitting. He asked, ‘Why not cable in 2 colors?’ Why not indeed - the effect is striking! The seamless sweater construction follows EPS: knit the body and sleeves to the underarm, unite the three pieces and shape the yoke to the neck. Complete step by step instructions for the cables. The hat is a great introduction to this marvelous new technique. In our Canadian Regal wool.

Print version comes in a 3-hole, archival quality sheet protector.

Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2009/10: “A few years ago, I began experimenting with spiral designs on a hat or sweater. I first tried diagonals and zigzags in two colors, sometimes moving together, sometimes crossing. I found the results pleasing in a couple of hats, but they seemed to be missing something, which I realized was texture. Could I combine the intertwining colors with the rich texture of cabling? I had never cabled, but my mother was encouraging as always. It was then that I discovered that first cabling is not really all that difficult, and second, two colors cabled over one another is quite striking. One result of my experimentation is this cabled hat; another is a sweater to be published in an upcoming pattern by Schoolhouse Press.”

Materials from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2009/10:

  • Schoolhouse Press “Canadian Regal,” one skein each of two colors
  • 16” circular needle and a set of double-pointed needles size 6 or 7 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGES

Gauge from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2009/10: 5 to 5.5 sts = 1” over stockinette stitich

Note from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2009/10: In this pattern, once the two colors are established, always maintain color continuity; a C1 (color 1) stitch in knitted with C1, and a C2 (color 2) stitch is knitted with C2.