Friday, December 6, 2013

Lacy Kippah - Free Pattern!

Lacy Kippah

By Lisa Stanton, PumpkinBaby Designs

This lightweight lacy kippah (“yarmulke” in Yiddish,) serves as a head covering option for the stylish Jewish woman. Using a smaller than recommended needle makes a firmer finished project.

Gauge: 22 st x 32 rows = 4”
Finished size: 7” diameter, 19” circumference

  • Size US 5 knitting needles, either extra-long circular for magic loop method or DPNs for knitting in the round.
  • 25 - 30 yards of aran or worsted weight wool or wool-blend yarn. Sample in above photo was knitted in Cablenella by Melrose Yarn Company (currently discontinued.) Paint Box by Knit One, Crochet Too yarn was used in the blocking photo below.
  • 1 stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Using the knitted cast-on technique, cast on 84 stitches. Join in the round, being careful to avoid twisting. Place marker to designate beginning of round.

Rounds 1 & 2: Knit
Round 3: *YO K2tog* to end
Round 4: *K10 K2tog* to end (77 st)
Round 5: (*YO K2tog) 5x K1* to end
Round 6: *K9 K2tog* to end (70 st)
Round 7: *YO K2tog* to end 
Round 8: *K8 K2tog* to end (63 st)
Round 9: *(YO K2tog) 4x K1* to end
Round 10: *K7 K2tog* to end (56 st)
Round 11: *YO K2tog* to end
Round 12: *K6 K2tog* to end (49 st)
Round 13: *(YO K2tog) 3x K1* to end
Round 14: *K5 K2tog* to end (42 st)
Round 15: *YO K2tog* to end
Round 16: *K4 K2tog* to end (35 st)
Round 17: *(YO K2tog) 2x K1 to end
Round 18: *K3 K2tog* to end (28 st)
Round 19: *YO K2tog* to end
Round 20: *K2 K2tog* to end (21 st)
Round 21: *K1 K2tog* to end (14 st)
Rounds 22 & 23: *K2tog* until 5 stitches left

Cut yarn & thread tapestry needle. With needle, go through remaining 5 stitches twice and pull tight to close circle. Knot yarn and weave in end. Weave in tail from cast-on.
Wet block over shallow bowl to desired shape.

Wet Blocking over a small bowl to set in curved shape


*…*      Repeat instructions inside asterisks
YO        Yarn Over
K          Knit
K2tog  Knit 2 together
st          stitch(es)
x           Repeat section in parentheses the number of times indicated