Tutorial: Cabled Beanie

I made a cabled beanie for my brother and want to show you, how to do that cable pattern. The size is Cabled Beaniefor an adult man. If you want to decrease size, the easiest way is to leave out a braid or two and start the decrease earlier.

You need:

  • 100g of Wool of your choice that works with a
  • 5mm needle and a
  • 4,5mm needle

How to start:

  • Cast on 128 stiches on a 4,5mm needle and knit the row back in knit 2, purl 2. Knit row 2 and at the end of it close knitting to a circle. All together knit 10 Rows of knit 2, purl 2.
  • Switch to the 5mm needle and start with 4 purled stiches continued by 12 knitted stiches, repeat this 7 more times. Do this for 2 Rows.

Start pattern with 8 braids:

  • Row 1: Purl 4, Knit 4, Place 4 stiches on an extra needle in front of the knitting, Knit 4, then Knit the 4 stiches from the extra needle in front, Repeat 7 more times
  • Row 2-6: Purl 4, Knit 12, Repeat 7 more times
  • Row 7: Purl 4, Place 4 stiches on an extra needle and put it on the back of the knitting, Knit 4, then Knit the 4 stiches from the extra needle at the back, Repeat 7 more times
  • Row 8-12: Purl 4, Knit 12, Repeat 7 more times
  • Repeat Row 1-12 2 more times

Start of decrease:

  • Row 37: Purl 4, Knit 4, Place 4 stiches on an extra needle in front of the knitting, Knit 2 then knit stiches 3 and 4 together, then Knit the 4 stiches from the extra needle in front, Repeat 7 more times.
  • Row 38-42: Purl 4, Knit 11, Repeat 7 more times
  • Row 43: Purl 4, Place 4 stiches on an extra needle and put it on the back of the knitting, Knit 3, then Knit the next two stiches together and the other 2 stiches on the needle seperately, Repeat 7 more times
  • Row 44-46: Purl 4, Knit 10, repeat 7 more times
  • Row 47: Purl 4, Knit 8 then knit stiches 9 and 10 together: Now your braid where each cabled used to be made of 4 stiches, is now only 3 stiches per cable.
  • Row 48: Purl 4, Knit 9, Repeat 7 more times
  • Row 49: Purl 2, then purl stiches 3 and 4 together, Knit 3, Place 3 stiches on an extra needle in front of the knitting, Knit 3, then knit the 3 stiches from the extra needle in front, repeat 7 more times
  • In this way decrease now by one stiches each braid every second rows: Rows: 51, 53, 55, 57, 59.
  • Row 71: Purl 2, Knit 2, Place 1 stich on an extra needle in front of the knitting, Knit 2 stiches together, then Knit the 1 stich from the extra needle in front, Repeat 7 more times
  • In this way decrease now by one stiches each braid every row: Rows 72 and 73. Now you should have 32 stiches left: 8x 1 purled and 3 knitted stiches.
  • Row 74: Knit the purled and the first knitted stich together so there are only knitted stiches left, Repeat 7 more times (24 stiches left)
  • Row 75: Knit 2 stiches together, Repeat 11 more times (12 stiches left)
  • Row 76: Knit 2 stiches together and bind of, Repeat 5 more times.

Looks difficult when written (and I hope you can understand my English. I guess this would definitively be a thing where I could describe things far better in German) but actually once you get the hang of it, it is quite easy. Have fun!

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