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Banksia lacy tam - knitting pattern

by Woolly Wormhead
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  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 19 (22, 25) in/48.25 (56, 63.5) cm (Finished size 17 (19, 21.25) in/43 (48.5, 54.25) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons


Inspired by Victorian caps, the lace droplet pattern circles around the Hat, creating an interesting concentric effect, with the shaping cleverly incorporated into the pattern.

Pattern is worked from the bottom up and includes charts for both the stitch pattern and the crown shaping.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on

 18 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over St.St. 
 18 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4.5mm needles over Twisted Rib, lightly stretched

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Materials you need at home:

  • 116 (153, 195) yd/106 (140, 179) m Aran weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Eden Cottage Langdale Superwash Aran (180yd/165m per 100g; 100% Merino))

  • 26yd/24m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 4.5mm/UK7/US7 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle