The NyNy’s Cable Beanie sports cables that crossed to the front (leans left). Now, you have instructions and video on how to do a cable that cross to the back (E-we’s Beanie), and cables that cross to the front.
Knitting Loom: Flexee Loom Chunky (54pegs, total of 27 links).
Yarn: Approximately 85 yards of chunky/bulky weight merino wool yarn. Sample was knit with Malabrigo Chunky in Paris Night. Highly recommend a yarn with inherent elasticity to facilitate the reordering of the stitches when creating the cable.
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, row counter.
Optional: Pom pom.
Sizes: Fits an adult, head size circumference up-to 20″.
k=knit stitch (I used the u-stitch on the sample).
k2tog=knit two stitches together. Creates a decrease by 1 stitch.
p2tog=purl two stitches together. Creates a decrease by 1 stitch.
c4f=Cable 4 Front. Cable that takes place over 4 stitches/pegs, over 2 links. The cable slants to the left.
Set up of the Links: Link 1 is on the right, Link 2 is on the left.
Step 1: Disconnect Link 1 from its neighbor link to the right, and to the left.
Step 2: Set the disconnected Link 1 to the front (of the loom).
Step 3: Connect Link 2 to the link located to the right. Knit both stitches on Link 2 (pegs 3 and 4).
Step 4: Disconnect Link 2 from the link to its left.
Step 5: Connect Link 1 to Link 2; reconnect the link that was disconnected on Step 4.
Step 6: Knit the stitches on Link 1 (pegs 1 and 2).
Assemble knitting loom by connecting 27 links to work in the round.
Rnd 1-18: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 19-22: *k4, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 23: *c4f, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Repeat Rnds 19-23: 4 more times, or until item measures desired length.
Repeat Rnds 19-21.
Next rnd (decrease rnd): *k2tog, k2tog; p2; rep from * to last 6sts, k2tog, k2tog, p2. (28 sts remain).
Next rnd (decrease rnd): *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (14 sts remain).
Bind off with gather removal method.
Weave in all ends. Block if necessary.
Please read the instructions entirely before following the video pattern. Comments on the video are turned off as I don’t tend to go to YouTube to check on comments. Please feel free to leave a comment on this blogpost if you need assistance.