Cabled Tuque in Philosopher's Wool

We hope you enjoy making this lovely tuque in Philosopher's Wool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cabled Tuque in 2 ply Philosopher's Wool

Tension: 20 sts = 4" (5 sts = 1") over stocking stitch
Yarn: 1 skein Philosophers 2 ply wool
Needles: 3.5 mm Circular needles , 40 cm long

Abbreviations:
C4F: Slip next 2 stitches on to a cable needle and hold at front of work. Knit next 2 stitches from left hand needle. Knit 2 stitches from cable needle.

Adult Tuque:
Cast on 120 stitches. Join to form circle and rib in K1P1 for 3 inches. Begin pattern as follows:

Row 1: K5, *(P2,K4) three times, P2,K10*, repeat from * to * to last 25 stitches, (P2,K4) three times, P2,K5.
Row 2: Same as Row 1.
Row 3: K5, *(P2,C4F) three times, P2,K10*, repeat from * to * to last 25 stitches, (P2,C4F) three times, P2,K5.
Row 4,5,6,7,8: Same as Row 1.
Repeat Rows 3 to 8 inclusive five more times.

To Shape the Crown:
Row 1: K2tog, K2tog, K1, *(P2tog,K4) three times, (P2,K2tog) five times*, repeat from * to * to last 25 stitches, P2tog,(K4,P2tog) three times, K1,K2tog,K2tog.
Row 2: K3,*(P1,K4) three times, P1,K5 *, repeat from * to * to last 3 stitches, K3.
Row 3: K3, *(P1,K2tog,K2tog) three times, P1,K2tog,K1,K2tog *, repeat from * to * to last 19 stitches, (P1,K2tog,K2tog) three times, P1,K3.
Row 4: K3, *(P1,K2) three times, P1,K3 *, repeat from * to * to last 3 stitches, K3.
Row 5: K2tog,K1,*(P1,K2tog) three times, P1,K3 *, repeat from * to * to last 3 stitches, K1,K2tog.
Row 6: K2, *(P1,K1) three times, P1,K3 *, repeat from * to * to last 2 stitches, K2.
Row 7: K2, *(P1,K1) three times, P1 K3 *, repeat from * to * to last 2 stitches, K2.
Row 8: K2, *(P1,K1) three times, P1,K3 *, repeat from * to * to last 2 stitches, K2.
Row 9: *K2tog *, repeat from * to * to last stitch, K1.
Row 10: Knit:
Row 11: K2tog across the row.

Break yarn, leaving bout 18". Draw this yarn through the stitches remaining on the needle. Fasten firmly. Trim with a pompom if desired.

Child's Tuque: To make a child's tuque, cast on 90 stitches. The cable patterns repeat three times rather than four as in the adult tuque.

To Wash: Hand wash in a large sink with Sunlight Liquid detergent in hand warm water. Allow to soak for 2 or 3 minutes, drain and rinse in several sinks of warm water. Squeeze gently and spin out excess in washer. Lay out flat on a towel, by wood stove or radiator until dry. Our wool washes easily and beautifully or you may dry clean.

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