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Vagabondo: a new hat (with a discount!)

February 05, 2019

Vagabondo: a new hat (with a discount!)

Vagabondo is my new hat pattern: a simple beanie with an interesting fabric created by wandering cables. 

Vagabondo is the beginning of my experimentation with wandering cables and also a playful investigation into asymmetry within symmetry, a concept that is evolving in my head and that I would love to express in my knitting and sewing world. 


Vagabondo means wanderer in Italian and it represents what this cables are doing: wandering around your head, creating a unique textured fabric.

(My son, who’s modelling the hat, is known to have a very big head, that’s why the hat is an adult size!)

Features

  • Clear written instruction
  • Available in English and Italian
  • Easy to follow charts
  • Easily fit from pre-teen to adult
  • Professionally tech edited
  • Tips to knit cables without a cable needle
  • Perfect for beginners and cable beginners as well

You will need:

Yarn 
Approx 70 g , 134 m / 147 yd any Worsted-weight yarn 
Sample is knit in: 
Malabrigo Rios, 100% superwash merino 
Colour: 035 Frank Ochre

Other Materials 
1 stitch marker 
Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Needles 
4 mm (US size 6) AND 4.5 mm (US size 7), 40 cm / 16” circular needles, or size to obtain correct gauge

And on the technical side:

Gauge 
19 sts and 31 rows over 10cm / 4” in stockinette stitch on bigger needles, wet blocked. 
Gauge is crucial for this project, and it will determine yarn usage and final measurements

Skills Needed 
Cast on, knitting, purling, basic decreases

Finished measurements 
To fit head circumferences: 
53-58 cm / 21-23” 
Finished hat circumference: 
42 cm / 16.5” 
Finished height: 
22 cm / 8.5”

Until the end of February 2019, Vagabondo is on offer with a wonderful 25% off, with code: VAGA25


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