Lisheen Mor Hat (PDF Knitting Pattern)
The Humours of Lisheen is a traditional Irish jig; its bouncy tune evokes images of ceilidh dancing and kitchen parties where dancing is always on the menu. The interweaving of the dance moves always bring cable knitting to mind.
Stitch pattern is charted only.
A challenging cable project with closed-ring cables, this hat begins at the brim with a tubular cast on. Once the cable pattern is complete, the crown is worked in Stockinette stitch.
Finished circumference: 18 (20, 22)” / 45.5 (51, 56)cm.
Height: 8 (8.5, 9)” / 20.5 (21.5, 23)cm.
147 (174, 202)yds / 135 (159, 185)m Knit Picks Simply Wool (worsted; 100% Eco Wool; 219yds per 100g) in Wendy 27469.
4mm / US 6 needle(s) for small circumference knitting or size required to obtain gauge.
4mm / US 6 circular needle 32” / 80cm or longer for tubular cast on or same size as gauge needle.
3.75mm / US 5 needle(s) for small circumference knitting or one size smaller than gauge needle.
20 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch in the round, blocked, using gauge needle.
28-36 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10cm in Lisheen Cable Pattern in the round, blocked, using smaller needle.
Gauge Note: Stitches are increased over the Lisheen Cable Pattern but, at the same time, more cables are crossed so the gauge of each horizontal Lisheen Cable Pattern repeat measures 2” / 5cm consistently, whether it is a 14 or 18-st repeat.
2 Cable needles, stitch markers, tapestry needle.
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