Thank you, Virginia for testing this pattern.
(4) yarn less than 1.5 ounces
US size 9 (5.5
mm) 16 inch circular knitting needle
US size 9 (5.5 mm) double point needles
- Read instructions all the way through
before beginning cap.
- Yarn used Red Heart Fiesta Pink
- You can use your preferred method for
knitting small diameter items. I
like double points, but you may use two circulars or one long circular as
gather stitch =
DSGS: Drop the next stitch on the left needle, and
unravel it all the way down including the cast on round. This will form a column of ladders. With the
right hand needle go from front to back under the ladders. Wrap the working yarn around the needle in
the back, and bring the newly formed loop to the front and top edge, gathering the
ladders. Place this new loop on the left hand needle. Knit this loop as a regular stitch, gathering
up the ladders into a scallop.
Cast on 56 (64) sts with size 9 circular needle. Join and work in the round.
Place marker to
designate beginning of round.
Round 5: K4, DSGS.
*K7, DSGS. Repeat from *
around. K3. (56, 64 sts)
Note: There will be 7 (8) scallops.
Knit every round
until cap measures 4 (4.5) inches from cast on edge.
Switch to double points when necessary.
Dec Round 1 (larger size only):
*K16, K2tog. Repeat from *
around. (60 sts)
Dec Round 2 (larger size only): K. (60 sts)
Dec Round 3 (larger size only):
*K8, K2tog. Repeat from *
around. (54 sts)
Dec Round 4 (larger size only): K. (54 sts)
Dec Round 1 (smaller size only):
*K26, K2tog. Repeat from *
around. (54 sts)
Dec Round 2 (smaller size only): K. (54 sts)
Remaining instructions are for both sizes.
Dec Round 3
(5): *K7, K2tog.
Repeat from * around. (48 sts)
Dec Round 4
(6): K. (48
Dec Round 5
(7): *K6, K2tog.
Repeat from * around. (42 sts)
Dec Round 6
(8): K. (42
Dec Round 7
(9): *K5, K2tog.
Repeat from * around. (36 sts)
Dec Round 8
(10): *K4, K2tog.
Repeat from * around. (30 sts)
Dec Round 9
(11): *K3, K2tog.
Repeat from * around. (24 sts)
Dec Round 10
K2tog. Repeat from * around. (18 sts)
Dec Round 11
(13): *K1, K2tog.
Repeat from * around. (12 sts)
Dec Round 12
Repeat from * around. (6 sts)
Cut yarn, weave
end through remaining 6 sts. Draw tight and weave in end.
I report you decide, which is the right
Edit 6/3/12 stitch count was updated.
Worsted weight yarn 14.5 ounces
US size 10 (6.0 mm) 24-29
inch circular knitting needle
1. Read instructions all
the way through before beginning.
2. Blanket is worked on a circular needle to accommodate
the large number of stitches. It is not worked in the round.
3. If you are using one of the lighter weight (4) yarns,
like Simply Soft or Pound of Love, you probably should go down a needle size
and cast on 120 stitches.
4. If you want a wider blanket cast on additional
stitches in increments of three.
5. Blanket in photo knit with Caron One Pound Sky Blue.
GAUGE: 13 sts = 4 inches
(not really important)
With circular needle, cast on 114 sts.
Row 7: K5, P across to last 5 sts, K5.
Row 8: K5, *P2, K1.
Repeat from * to last 7 sts, P2, K5.
Row 9: K5, *K2, P1.
Repeat from * to last 7 sts, K7.
rows 6-9 until blanket is one inch less than desired size.
Last 5 rows: K.