Thursday, February 09, 2012

SPIRALING PURLS CAP


SPIRALING PURLS CAP

Thank you Virginia for testing this pattern.

SIZE:  12-15 inches

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn 1 ounce for cap only
Small amount of worsted weight yarn (green and brown)
US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16 inch circular knitting needle
US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) double pointed needles to match
Tapestry needle
Marker

NOTES: 
Change to double point needles when necessary.

INSTRUCTIONS: 
With 16 inch needle, cast on 48 sts. Join and work in the round.

Place marker to denote beginning of round.

Rounds 1-5:  K1, p1.  Repeat around.  (48 )

Round 6:  *K5, p1, k1, p1.  Repeat from * around.

Round 7:  K4, *p1, k1, p1, k5.  Repeat from * around, end with k1.

Round 8:  K3, *p1, k1, p1, k5.  Repeat from * around, end with k2.

Round 9:  K2, *p1, k1, p1 k5.  Repeat from * around,  end with k3.

Rouid 10:  K1, *p1, k1, p1, k5.  Repeat from * around, end with k4.

Round 11:  *P1, k1, p1, k5.  Repeat from * around.

Round 12:  K1, p1, *k5, p1, k1, p1.  Repeat from * around, end with k5, p1.

Round 13:  P1, *k5, p1, k1, p1.  Repeat from *around, end k5, p1, k1.

Repeat rounds 6-13 until cap measures about 5 inches from cast on edge.

Next round: *K6, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (42 sts)

Next round: *K5, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (36 sts)

Next round: *K4, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (30 sts)

Next round: *K3, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (24 sts)

Next round: *K2, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (18 sts)

Next round: *K1, K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (12 sts)

Next round: *K2tog.  Repeat from * around.  (6 sts)

Finish in one of these two ways:

1.  Cut yarn and use tapestry needle to run yarn tail through the stitches and pull to close. 

Weave in ends. 

2.  Optional I Cord Knot, start I Cord, k2, k2tog, k 2 for the first row only.

Knit 5 inch I Cord with the remaining 5 stitches.

Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail.

Use tapestry needle to run yarn tail through the stitches and pull to close.  Now run yarn down the center of the I Cord.

Tie I Cord in a knot.

Weave in ends.  

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