WIP Wednesday: Timber Cabled Toque
Today’s work-in-progress is brought to you by me (Sara Dudek) and is so close to being finished! I’m the former assistant editor of knitscene magazine and the brand-new editor of Interweave Crochet. I’m currently working on the Timber Cabled Toque, designed by Meghan Babin for Interweave’s The Knitted Hat Book. (Get the book here or download the eBook!)
This hat is the perfect opportunity to brush up on fun cables (there are cables everywhere!), reading charts, and knitting through the back loop. The hat combines the classic 4/4LC cable with a more complicated pattern that looks a bit like a fishtail braid. Even the brim’s ribbing uses fun little cables! Your cable needle will get quite the workout, but you will end up with a totally awesome hat.
The hat was designed in Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted but is worked here in Cascade Yarns Eco Cloud in the cream colorway. Eco Cloud is a mixture of undyed merino wool and undyed Peruvian baby alpaca. This fiber combination makes it super soft and the lack of a dyeing process makes it all natural and environmentally-friendly. The cloud yarn has a cable construction that is fun to knit with and provides great stitch definition. With all the cables in the Timber Cabled Toque, stitch definition is just what we need! This hat was put on pause for a bit because I ran out of yarn—if you are using Cascade Yarns Eco Cloud, be sure to purchase two skeins.
The Knitted Hat Book is perfect for stash busting and holiday gifts, and the Timber Cabled Toque is a fantastic holiday gift for men or women. It is perfect to wear after hitting the ski slopes or while cuddled up knitting by the fire. Have you started your holiday knitting yet?
Do you have a WIP this week? Post a picture to social media with #WIPWednesday. If you’re working on an Interweave project, don’t forget to tag us: @InterweaveCraft and @KnittingDaily
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