Trenza beanie - knitting pattern

Trenza is an interesting beanie, starting with a sideways cable and lace band, which is grafted together. The body stitches are then picked up and worked vertically.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, picking up sts, provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch, cables, basic lace (eyelets)

 20 sts x 26 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 18 (21, 23) in/45.75 (53.25, 58.5) cm (Finished size 15 (17.5, 20) in/38 (44.5, 51) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Kitchener Stitch

Materials you need at home:

  • 102 (127, 155) yd/93 (117, 142) m heavy DK or Worsted weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Natural Dye Studio Dazzle DK (240yd/220m per 100g; 100% BFL))
  • 30yd/28m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Pair 4mm/UK8/US6 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge

  • 4mm crochet hook

  • Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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