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Road Trippin' Toque Pattern

Here it is! I finally managed to layout the toque patten in InDesign and Illustrator, but LiveJournal doesn't accept PDF. Sigh, grumble, grumble. If you decide to knit this pattern, please comment me and send me your pics, and I'll post them here.

The Road Trippin' Toque

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Materials Needed
• 1or 2 balls of Patons SWS soy wool 100m/110 yards (80g/2.8 oz) in Natural Earth (dye lot 160208). If you do a gauge swatch, you will need 2 balls, otherwise 1 ball should do.
• size 5 circular needles and size 5 double-pointed needles
• cable needle or stitchholder

Gauge
The gauge is 15 stitches across and 19 rows for a finished circumference of 19.75”.

Glossary
K or k knit
P or p purl
inc 1 st increase one stitch by knitting in front and back of stitch, or by picking up a strand from the row below, knitting that and then knitting the stitch
cn cable needle
K2tog knit two stitches together
P2tog purl two stitches together
skp slip one stitch to the right needle. Knit next stitch, then pass the slipped stitch over the stitch you just knitted.
*…* repeat the instructions between the two asterisks for the number of times indicated in the pattern
dpns double-pointed needles


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Instructions
Cast on 97 stitches. If you do a tight cast on, make sure you cast on very loosely or cast on on larger needles and then move to number 5 needles.

Row 1: Work in K1, P1 until last stitch. K2tog on the last stitch of row 1 and the first stitch of row 2.
Rows 2-5: Work in K1 , P1 rib.
Row 6: This is the first row of cable pattern, but this first row will not repeat. On this first row of pattern, we need to increase the number of stitches because the tension on cabled rows are much tighter than the ribbed rows. Work the row as follows: P2, K1, P2, K8, M1 knitwise, K9, P5, K2, M1 knitwise, K3, P2, K1, P2, K8 M1 knitwise K9, P5, K2, M1 knitwise, K3, P2, K1, P2, K8, M1 knitwise, K9, P5, K2, M1 knitwise, K3. You should now have 102 stitches.
Row 7: start on row 2 of the cable chart. Work as follows: * P2, K1, P2, K18, P5, K6 * to end (3 times).
Row 8: * P2; K1; P2; (*slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold at back of work, K3, then K3 off of the cable needle* repeat this 6-st right cable three times); P5; slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold at back of work, K3, then K3 off of the cable needle * to end.
Row 9: * P2, K1, P2, K18, P2, K1, P2, K6 * to end.
Row 10: * P5, K18, P2, K1, P2, K6 * to end.
Row 11: * P5, K18, P2, K1, P2, K6 * to end.
Row 12: * P5, K3, (*slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold at front of work, K3, then K3 off of the cable needle* repeat this 6-st cable twice), K3, P2, K1, P2, slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold at back of work, K3, then K3 off of the cable needle * to end.
Row 13: (You are now about to repeat the seven row cable pattern for a second time) * P2, K1, P2, K18, P5, K6 * repeat to end.
Row 14: * P2, K1, P2, K18, P5, K6 * to end (3 times).
Row 15: * P2; K1; P2; (*slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold at back of work, K3, then K3 off of the cable needle* repeat this 6-st right cable three times); P5; slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold at back of work, K3, then K3 off of the cable needle * to end.
Row 16: * P2, K1, P2, K18, P2, K1, P2, K6 * to end.
Row 17: * P5, K18, P2, K1, P2, K6 * to end.
Row 18: * P5, K18, P2, K1, P2, K6 * to end.
Row 19: * P5, K3, (*slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold at front of work, K3, then K3 off of the cable needle* repeat this 6-st cable twice), K3, P2, K1, P2, slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold at back of work, K3, then K3 off of the cable needle * to end.
Row 20: (You are now about to repeat the seven row cable pattern for a second time) * P2, K1, P2, K18, P5, K6 * repeat to end.
Row 21: * P2, K1, P2, K18, P5, K6 * to end (3 times).
Row 22: * P2; K1; P2; (*slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold at back of work, K3, then K3 off of the cable needle* repeat this 6-st right cable three times); P5; slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold at back of work, K3, then K3 off of the cable needle * to end.
Row 23: * P2, K1, P2, K18, P2, K1, P2, K6 * to end.
Row 24: * P5, K18, P2, K1, P2, K6 * to end.
Row 25: * P5, K18, P2, K1, P2, K6 * to end.
Row 26: * P5, K3, (*slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold at front of work, K3, then K3 off of the cable needle* repeat this 6-st cable twice), K3, P2, K1, P2, slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold at back of work, K3, then K3 off of the cable needle * to end.
Row 27: (You are now about to start decreasing on this fourth repeat of the seven row cable pattern. If you want a longer hat that will fully cover the ears, work another repeat of the seven-row cable pattern before decreasing. Otherwise, you will begin decreasing on row three of this seven-row repeat.) Work as follows: * P2tog, K1, P2tog, K18, P2tog, P1, P2tog, K6 * to end (90 stitches).
Row 28: * P1, K1, P1, K18, P3, K6 * to end.
Row 29: * P1, K1, P1, (*slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold at back of work, K3, then K2tog, K1 off of the cable needle* repeat this 5-st right cable three times); P3; slip 3 stitches to cable needle and hold at back of work, K3, then K2tog, K1 off of the cable needle * to end.
Row 30: * P1, K1, P1, K15, P1, K1, P1, K5 * to end.
Row 31: * P3, (*K2tog, K3* three times), P1, K1, P1, K2tog, K3 * to end.
Row 32: * P3, K2, (*slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold to the front of work, K2, K2 from cable needle* twice), K2, P1, K1, P1, slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold to the front of work, K2, K2 from cable needle * to end.
Row 33: * P2tog, P1, K12, P2tog, P1, K4 * to end.
Row 34: * P2, (*slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold to the back of work, K2, K2tog from cable needle* three times), P2, slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold to the back of work, K2, K2tog from cable needle * to end.
Row 35: * P2tog, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1, P2tog, K2tog, K1 * to end.
Row 36: * P1, skp, skp, skp, P1, skp * to end.
Row 37: bind off (can use twist stitch to make the hat look cabled right to the edge, if desired).

Here is the cable chart, which represents one repeat of the pattern. Do three repeats. For the people (like me) who didn't know that charts are read right to left, I've re-done this chart to read right to left. Ahh...the joys of the self-taught knitter....


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Comments

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sugarpunfairy
Jan. 30th, 2007 01:46 am (UTC)
Cool! Very well presented pattern, and the instructions are easy to follow. Congrats.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 23rd, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
Love your hat. Thanks for writing up the pattern. Can't wait to try it.
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