Houndale beanie - knitting pattern

Houndale is a fantastic quick knit, using a soft and squishy bulky yarn, and is slightly slouchy in style. Knit in the round and bottom up, the design uses slipped stitches and twisted stitches to create its distinctive look.

Pattern is provided in written format, and 4 sizes are included. An illustrated guide to the specialist cast-on is also included.

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

Gauge: 
14 sts x 20 rows to 4in/10cm on 6.5mm needles over Twisted Rib
 12 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 8mm needles over Garter St.

Contains:

  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 16 (19, 22, 25) in/40.5 (48.25, 55.75, 63.5) cm (Finished size 13.75 (16, 18.25, 20.5) in/35 (40.5, 46.25, 52) cm)
  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorial for Alternate Cable cast-on

Materials you need at home:

  • 73 (99, 127, 161) yd/67 (91, 117, 148) m super Bulky weight, chainette yarn (Sample shown in Debbie Bliss Paloma (73yd/67m per 50g; 60% Alpaca, Merino))
  • 
27yd/25m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St.

  • Set 6.5mm/UK3/US10½ and 8mm/UK0/US11 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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