Pattern of the Week: Firefall Toque

Knitters everywhere regard the approaching holidays with equal parts delight and dread. We dream of making oh-so-many handknit gifts, but we’re also aware of how precious our time is. The knitted hat, whether a simple beanie or an elaborate cabled confection, is always a great solution to this knitting quandary.

And speaking of cabled confections, Amy ChristoffersFirefall Toque is a thing of beauty.

Twisted stitch patterns are popping up all over the place these days, and The Firefall Toque features a whole smörgåsbord. Eight twisted cables snake upward from a ribbed brim, also worked in twisted stitches. A quick word about the yarn: this project takes one skein of Blue Sky Eco-Cashmere. It’s a luxurious yarn and not cheap, but it’s so worth the splurge. The lofty yarn is incredibly warm and feels downright decadent to the touch.

This hat would be a very special gift indeed—make sure it’s for someone who appreciates handknits! Or perhaps keep for yourself, because who appreciate your work more than you?

Find the Firefall Toque and other great patterns in Interweave Knits Fall 2019.

Happy knitting,
—Allison

Pattern Details

firefall toque

All photos by Harper Point Photography.

FINISHED SIZE 16″ circumference and 10¼” tall.

YARN Blue Sky Fibers Eco-Cashmere (50% recycled cashmere, 50% virgin cashmere; 164 yd [150 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #1807 Gold Rush, 1 skein. (The sample used almost all of one skein of yarn. If you plan to add any length to the brim, or if your gauge is different from the stated gauge, please purchase additional yarn.)

NEEDLES Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 6 (4 mm): 16″ circular (cir). Size 6 (4 mm): set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

NOTIONS Marker (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle.

GAUGE 12-st cable panel = 2″ wide; 31 rnds = 4″ in patt on larger needle.


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