Twisted stitch cables - traveling cables comprised of intertwined one-stitch columns, where each stitch is knit through the back loop - create a tight fabric with really beautiful dimension and texture. Greenrow begins with a twisted rib, and then integrated increases are used to set-up the cable charts. Once the main body is complete, integrated decreases are worked to shape the crown. When working the decreases at the crown, change to double pointed needles when the work is too small to comfortably fit on the circular needles. Unless otherwise noted, slip all stitches purlwise.
DESIGNER: Kate Gagnon Osborn
YARN: The Fibre Co. Cumbria (90% wool, 10% mohair; 238 yds/100 gm skein): grizedale forest (78), 1 skein.
GAUGE: 1 Greenrow Chart repeat (24 sts) = 3.5” (9 cm), 26 rnds = 4” (10 cm) on larger ndls, after blocking.
NEEDLES: 1 - 16" (40 cm) US 5 (3.75 mm) circular. 1 - 16" (40 cm) US 7 (4.5 mm) circular and set dpns, or size to obtain gauge.
FINISHED SIZE: 17.5" (44.5 cm) circumference, unstretched. 9" (23 cm) height.
• For a tutorial on working Cables from Charts, visit our Charts Series here.
• For a tutorial on Cabling Without a Cable Needle, visit our Tips + Tricks here.
Photography by Amanda Stevenson Lupke