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Issue 359 – Cable Top Cap in Liberty Wool

My mother is a new knitter. She has stacks of handknit squares, each sampling a new technique or stitch. Lately I've been trying to convince her to make a hat. "It's more practical—you'll have a wearable piece instead of an endless supply of coasters," I insist.

Hats aren't just for beginners, they're also wonderful for trying a new yarn or stitch because they don't require a much time or yarn budget. Cabling, for example, is a skill that I could improve. That is why I am smitten with today's pattern, designed by Susan. It begins like most other hats: at the brim with a little ribbing. The cabling only happens every-other-row for a total of 14 rounds—just the right amount of practice.

As for my mother, we live in separate time zones and since I can't cast on for her, she gets to wait until she's good and ready to start her first hat (it's going to happen, mom). For her and new knitters, I suggest starting with a simple hat and you'll be cabling berets in no time.

View Susan’s designs on Ravelry

 
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The Yarn

Liberty Wool
100% Washable Wool

Liberty Wool is a super-soft, washable wool available in solid and printed colors. This yarn's balanced twist will make all stitch combinations pop! With all the great qualities of wool and the ease of machine washability, Liberty Wool knits at a gauge that suits many designs and is ideal for children's pieces as well as those for adults.


Cables in our new collection, Classic Fall

Classic Fall, our new collection this September, is one of our biggest collections yet. The designs each have a modern twist. Here's a sampling of projects with literal twists: those with cables.

Cables run the length of the body and sleeves on Becker (top left), a crewneck cardigan with a garter stitch yoke that is knit in Chateau. Sartell (top right), knit in Soft Linen, is a simple pullover with single-stitch cabled diamonds placed at the waist shaping.

Knit in Inca Alpaca, Perham (bottom left, center) has a short row collar and allover cables on the body and sleeves. Asymmetrical cables and a zipper decorate the front of Foley (bottom right), a fitted pullover with raglan shaping that is knit in Vista.

Visit our Classic Fall page to learn more about these designs.

 


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