Crazy For Cables Beanie (Flexee Loom)

 

Design by Renita Harvey

LOOM:  Flexee Loom Skinny, 96 pegs. Note, all rotating links are recommended for ease of cables. (2) Flexee Skinny Kits.

YARN:  Lion Brand LB Collection Merino Yak Alpaca (2 skeins) in Oatmeal used in the sample.  Adult Size: 126 yds for Child Size: 98 yds for Baby Size: 85 yds

NOTIONS:  Loom tool, stitch marker for beginning peg, tapestry needle, cable needle (optional)

GAUGE:  9 stitches x 12 rows = 2″

SIZES:  baby, child, adult

 

ABBREVIATIONS

K:  knit (true knit stitch recommended)

P:  purl

M1P:  make 1 purl (see Special Stitch Instructions below)

K2tog:  knit 2 together (see Special Stitch Instructions below)

P2tog:  purl 2 together (see Special Stitch Instructions below)

SSK:  slip, slip, knit (see Special Stitch Instructions below)

C4B:  cable 4 back (see Special Stitch Instructions below)

C4F:  cable 4 front (see Special Stitch Instructions below)

C4R:  cable 4 right (see Special Stitch Instructions below)

C4L:  cable 4 left (see Special Stitch Instructions below)

R:  round(s)

St(s):  stitch(es)

Rep:  repeat

 

SPECIAL STITCH INSTRUCTIONS

K2tog:  Worked over 2 pegs with peg 1 on the right and peg 2 on the left.  Move stitch on peg 1 to peg 2.  Knit both stitches together as 1.

P2tog:  Worked over 2 pegs with peg 1 on the right and peg 2 on the left.  Move stitch on peg 1 to peg 2.  Purl both stitches together as 1.

SSK:  Worked over 2 pegs with peg 1 on the right and peg 2 on the left.  Move stitch on peg 2 to peg 1.  Knit both stitches together as 1.

M1P: 

 

Lift the yarn between the stitches on the row below.

 

 

 

Twist and place on the empty peg. Purl the new stitch. Move each stitch worked over to the empty peg until the next M1P.

 

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C4B (Cable 4 Back) 

 

Worked over 4 stitches labeled pegs 1, 2, 3, 4.

 

 

 

Unsnap the link with the stitches on pegs 1 and 2 from the links on both sides.Hold the link with stitches on pegs 1 and 2 to the back.

 

 

 

 

Snap the next link with pegs 3 and 4 to the previously worked linked.

Knit the stitches on pegs 3 and 4.

 

Unsnap the link following the link with pegs 3 and 4.

Add the skipped link with pegs 1 and 2.

 

 

Knit pegs 1 and 2.

Attach the link with pegs 1 and 2 to the next link.

 

 

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C4F( Cable 4 Front) 

 

Worked over 4 stitches labeled pegs 1, 2, 3, 4.

 

 

Unsnap the link with the stitches on pegs 1 and 2 from the links on both sides.

Hold the link with stitches on pegs 1 and 2 to the front.

Snap the next link with pegs 3 and 4 to the previously worked link.

Knit pegs 3 and 4.

Unsnap the link following the link with pegs 3 and 4.

Add the skipped link with pegs 1 and 2.

 

 

Knit pegs 1 and 2.

Attach the link with pegs 1 and 2 to the next link.

 

 

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C4R(Cable 4 Right)

   Worked over 4 stitches labeled pegs 1, 2, 3, 4.

Unsnap the link with the stitches on pegs 1 and 2 from the links on both sides.

Hold the link with stitches on pegs 1 and 2 to the back.

Snap the next link with pegs 3 and 4 to the previously worked link.

Knit the stitches on pegs 3 and 4.

 

 

 

Unsnap the link following the link with pegs 3 and 4.

 

 

 

 

Add the skipped link with pegs 1 and 2.

Purl the next 2 stitches.

Attach the link with pegs 1 and 2 to the next link.

 

 

 

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C4L (Cable 4 Left)

 

Worked over 4 stitches labeled pegs 1, 2, 3, 4.

 

 

Unsnap the link with the stitches on pegs 1 and 2 from the links on both sides.

 

 

 

Hold the link with stitches on pegs 1 and 2 to the front.

Snap the next link with pegs 3 and 4 to the previously worked link.

 

Purl pegs 3 and 4.

 

 

 

Unsnap the link following the link with pegs 3 and 4.

Add the skipped link with pegs 1 and 2.

Knit pegs 1 and 2.

Attach the link with pegs 1 and 2 to the next link.

 

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PATTERN NOTES

SIZE INSTRUCTIONS:  Instructions are written for adult size with baby and child in parenthesis.  If working the adult size, use the number that is listed first.  If working the baby size, used the first number in the parenthesis.  If working the child size, work the second number in the parenthesis.  For example, if the pattern reads “P5(3,4)”, it means the following:  adult size – purl 5, baby size – purl 3, child size – purl 4.  If there are not any numbers in parenthesis, work all sizes as it is written.

Cables stitches may be worked with a cable needle if desired.  Otherwise use the instructions for crossing the cables in the Special Stitch Instructions.

On cable rounds in the Crown where the 4 stitches are not evenly over 2 links, either use a cable needle or move the stitch after the 4th stitch over on top of the next stitch.  Then move the 4 stitches for the cable evenly over the 2 links.  Work the cable as instructed then place the stitches so that there is only 1 stitch per peg.

When working the increase round, add a link for the first Make 1 Purl.  Then move each stitch that is worked onto the empty peg until the next Make 1 Purl.

When working the decrease rounds, after the decrease stitch, move each stitch to the empty peg left by the decrease until 2 empty pegs are on 1 link.  Remove the link with the empty pegs.

INSTRUCTIONS

Set up loom with 80(64,72) pegs using 40(32,36) links.  Place stitch marker the right peg of the link for peg 1.  Prepare to work clockwise in the round.

 

BRIM

R1 – 9:  *K2, P2, rep from * to end

R10 (increase round):  *P5(3,4), M1P, rep from * to end – 96(80, 88) sts

 

BODY

R1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13:  *P2, K4, P2, rep from * to end

R4, 8, 12:  *P2, C4B, P2, rep from * to end

R14:  *C4R, C4L, rep from * to end

R15, 17:  *K2, P4, K2, rep from * to end

R16:  K2, *P4, C4F, rep from * until last 6 sts, P4, K2

R18:  *C4L, C4R, rep from * to end

Baby Size – Continue to Crown.

Child Size – Rep R1-12 then continue to Crown.

Adult Size – Rep R1-18 once more then continue to Crown.

CROWN

R1, 2:  *P2, K4, P2, rep from * to end

R3:  *P2, K4, P2tog, rep from * to end – 6 links (12 pegs) removed, 84(68, 76) stitches remaining

R4:  *P2, C4B, P1, rep from * to end

R5:  P2, *K4, P2tog, P1, rep from * to last 5 sts, K4, P2tog using the stitch on peg 1 to keep continuity in the stitch pattern decrease.  Move stitch marker for peg 1 to peg 2 making peg 2 the new peg 1. – 6 links (12 pegs) removed, 72(56, 64) stitches remaining

R6:  * P1, K4, P1, rep from * to the end

R7:  P1, *K4, P2tog, rep from * to the last 5 sts, K4, P2tog using the stitch on peg 1 to keep continuity in the stitch pattern decrease.  Move stitch marker for peg 1 to peg 2 making peg 2 the new peg 1. – 6 links (12 pegs) removed, 60(44, 52) stitches remaining

R8:  *C4B, P1, rep from * to end

R9:  *K3, SSK, rep from * to end – 6 links (12 pegs) removed, 48(32, 40) stitches remaining

R10:  K all

R11:  *K2, Ktog, rep from * to end – 6 links (12 pegs) removed, 36(20, 28) stitches remaining

R12:  K all

R13:  *K1, K2tog, rep from * to end – 6 links (12 pegs) removed, 24(8, 16) stitches remaining

Baby Size – continue to Gathered Bind Off

Child Size – continue to Gathered Bind Off

Adult Size – continue to R14

R14:  K all

R15:  *K2tog, rep from * to end of the loom, – 6 links (12 pegs) removed, 12 stitches remaining

GATHERED BIND OFF

Cut working yarn leaving a 6” tail.

Using a tapestry needle, remove remaining stitches, gather, and secure.

Weave in ends.

Block if desired.

 

 

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