Deco Palm Beanie Pattern
This super bulky weight beanie works up in a flash. The design consists of left and right twisted stitches to give the look of cable knitting, but without the need for a cable needle. I have added columns of slipped stitches to give a little definition between each stitch set. Both elements combine to create a design that I think looks like Art Deco style palm trees. I am a huge fan of art deco style architecture and I just love the use of bold geometric lines mixed with elements in nature.
Included with this pattern are video links to tutorials for the right and left twisted stitches.
Using US 15 (10.0mm) needles:
9 sts and 12 rows make a 4” (10cm) square in stockinette stitch, unblocked
73 yards (121g/67m) of super bulky weight yarn
Baah Yarn Mammoth
Wool and the Gang Crazy Sexy Wool
We Are Knitters The Wool
US 13 (9.0mm) 16” (40cm) circular needles
US 15 (10.0mm) 16” (40cm) circular needles
US 15 (10.0mm) double pointed needles
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Decrease stitches: k2tog, ssk
Knitting in the round on circular needles and dpns
Twisted stitches: right and left leaning (video tutorial included)