A striking variation on a cabled beanie hat, Salvia is a design for fans of twisted rib! The cables cross in opposite directions at staggered intervals, which creates a subtle yet lively effect on the surface of the knitting.
Salvia fits snugly with negative ease, so that the ribbed cables open up fully when worn. This design shows off both texture and shadow, and suits tonal or heathered yarns. It’s knitted in the round, upwards from the brim.
Charted and written instructions
Ribbed cable pattern
Approx 160 (175, 185, 205) m/ 175 (192, 203, 225) yd DK-weight wool
Featured Yarn: Susan Crawford Vintage Barn (100% British wool; 225m/246yd per 100g hank).
1 (1, 1, 1) hank in shade Dry Stone Wall (natural)
The featured yarn is a worsted-spun 3-ply wool in a blend of 3 undyed fleeces: Jacob, white Shetland and black Shetland
1 rep of 20-st, 10-rnd Twisted Rib Cable Pattern = 7cm/ 2¾” wide, 3.5cm/1.5” long, unstretched
21 stitches and 29 rows = 10cm/4” in stocking stitch in the round
Tension was achieved using size 4.5mm/US7 needles
4.5mm/US7 knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Your preferred needle type for knitting small circumferences in the round
Below-gauge-size knitting needles
This pattern is multi-sized for 4 adult sizes
To fit head circumference 52 (56, 60, 64)cm / 20.5 (22, 23.5, 25)”