City Seed Stitch Cap

July 4, 2009


Designed by Alyssa Kabel

This two tone seed stitch cap is a simple and clean design bound to please even the pickiest guy. The pebbled seed stitch pattern is both subtle and sophisticated. 

Finished Size: Adult 20 – 21” (50 cm)

Yarn: 2 balls of Rowan Organic Pure Life in two contrasting colors (137 yards/125 meters, 100% superwash wool). I used colors Barley #15 as color A and Mocha #17 as color B.

Needles: #6 16” circular and #6 DP’s Gauge: 20 sts = 4” in seed stitch (10cm)

Notions: Marker Darning needle


Cast on 101 sts with color A. Place marker. Join in the round being careful not to twist.

Row 1: *K1P1* (Note: With an odd number of stitches when connected in the round, the pattern will automatically create seed stitch.)

Repeat Row 1 with color A for 3.5” slipping the marker as you come to it. At the marker change to color B for two rounds. Alternate color A and B twice more. Break color A and continue in color B.

When hat measures 7.5”, start decreasing. When your stitches are beginning to stretch around your circular and it is becoming difficult to knit, switch to the double pointed needles or utilize the magic loop technique.

Decrease Rows: Cut yarn, leaving a 6″ (15-cm) tail. Thread tail onto a tapestry needle, draw through remaining stitches, and pull tight to close top of hat. Weave in loose ends.


Indian Gold

July 4, 2009



Designed by Alyssa Kabel 

Finished Length:          

Yarn:          1 skein of Debbie Bliss Pure Silk (100% Silk, 137 yards).

Other Materials: 1 small button for closure, less than ½” in diameter

Needles:            #2 32” addi turbo lace needle (Recommended for the extra pointy tip that is helpful when knitting re-cast on stitches.) The 24″ length is a little too bunched. 40″ would also work. 

Gauge:         N/A. The most important factor in this project is that the material is knit densely.

Note:          This pattern can easily be repeated to increase the number of strands. 


CO:          Cast on         K: Knit         P: Purl          BO: Bind Off         YO:         Yarn over

K2tog:          Knit 2 stitches together

KFBF:          Knit stitch leaving it on the left needle, knit into the back loop of this stitch, do not slip the stitch off, knit into the front of the stitch again and slide all three off together.

BO: Bind Off         YO:         Yarn over                  P3tog: purl 3 sts together


Necklace Pattern:

CO 210 sts evenly.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: K5 *bind off 8 sts, K2* repeat between *’s. End row with K7

Row 3: K7 *cast on 8 sts, K2* repeat between *’s. End row with K5.

Row 4: Knit

Row 5: Bind off stitches until one stitch remains.

Row 6: Cast on 114. (115 sts total)

Row 7: K1 *YO, K2tog*  Repeat between *’s. End row with K2.

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: Bind off stitches until one stitch remains.

Row 10: Cast on 144 sts (145 sts)

Row 11: Knit row.

Row 12: Repeat Row 9

 Row 13: Cast on 134 sts (135 sts)

Row 14: Knit one row.

Row 15: Repeat Row 9

Row 16: Cast on 124 sts (125 sts)

Row 17: K1 *Kfbf, turn, p3tog, turn, knit bobbled stitch, K3* Repeat between *’s. End row with K5.

Row 18: Bind off in the purl stitch.

Button Closure:

Pick up 4 at either end of necklace.

Knit 2 rows.

Next row: K1 st, BO 2 sts, K1.

Next row: K1, CO 2 sts, K1.

Knit 1 row even. Bind off.

Work all ends in.

Sew button on opposite end of closure.

Blocking Instructions:

Immerse necklace completely in water, soak for a minute or two. Wrap necklace in towel and squeeze excess water out. Lay flat to dry. Pull “O’s” from the first strand of the necklace open. For the bobble strand, give each bobble a tug so they stand out.  Allow time to dry.