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This collection started out as just one pattern for a newborn cocoon and hat set. I had it for sale for a few years in just that one size, but in 2016 I decided to brush that Tiny Twists Cocoon and Hat Set pattern off and give it a facelift. I redesigned a few elements, mainly making the transition from ribbing to cabling as seamless as possible. I also knew I wanted to add sizes so I started with the cocoon and added a 3 month size and a 6 month size to it.
I then decided to take the hat out of the pattern and size grade it from Newborn to Adult extra large. I renamed it Dancing Cables Hat and offered it for free while I was having the pattern test knitted. While this hat pattern was available over 2100 people downloaded it in one week. It was shocking as a designer to get such feedback.
I was enjoying the cables so I then wanted to challenge myself by designing a sweater. I graded the sweater for babies from Newborn to 24 months. I named this pattern Dancing Cables Sweater and had it thoroughly tested and edited. This pattern was featured in a private subscription group in February 2017. It was a special honor and was very exciting to me.
I really enjoyed working with this cable design. I had all of these patterns test knitted and tech edited. I consider this an advanced beginner/intermediate pattern. It was a first cable knitting project for several of my test knitters and they all turned out beautiful projects. There are only 4 cable stitches used and all are easily found on youtube if you need help finding them.
Please note that the cocoon is knit top down, but the hat and sweater are both knit bottom up, so if you are using a yarn with any self striping or color gradient elements you will want to take that into consideration before you begin knitting.
Worsted weight yarn.
Sample is Knit Picks Swish Worsted color Sugar Plum.
US size 7/4.5mm circular.
US size 7/4.5mm dpns.
US size 5/3.75mm circular knitting needles.
US size 5/3.75mm dpns.
Or size needed to achieve gauge.
Cable needle (similar gauge to dpns)
24 sts x 28 rows = 4 in worked in stockinette stitch on US size 7 needles.
C4B = Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 2 sts from left-hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.
C4F - Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 2 sts from left-hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.
T4B - Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 2 sts from left-hand needle, then purl sts from cable needle. T4F - Slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, purl next 2 sts from left-hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.
SSK- Slip two stitches knit wise onto the right needle and then knit them together as one through the back loop.
k2tog- Knit the next two stitches together as one.
p2tog- Purl the next two stitches together as one.
pm- Place marker.
rm- Remove marker.
I do work with a professional commission knitter who would knit this newborn set for you for a fee of $175 plus shipping and cost of yarn. She would require a 6 week time allowance from the time the yarn was in her hands. Her prices may vary depending on what you want, this price is for newborn sizes, if you want any other custom sizes you would work out the pricing with her. If you are interested in having this set commissioned please message me and I will connect you with my contact and you can discuss with her the yarn choices and any other customizable options you may want.
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I just hope you enjoy these wonderful home made items. I put a lot of thought into my projects, I put a lot of love into them also. I hope that they will bring happiness and whimsy into your day.