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The Prairie Beanie Knitting Pattern: *Faux* Knit Cables

The Design Concept Of The Prairie Beanie Knitting Pattern: Faux Cables That Are Super Easy

When designing The Prairie Beanie knitting pattern, I specifically wanted to design a beginner-friendly beanie knitting pattern that had the visual appearance and texture of cables, but didn't involve cablework or anything above a beginner's/advanced-beginner's level of knitting at all. For this mission, I knew it would be a challenge for myself, and I'm so excited for how the final version turned out! I love the look of classic cables in knitwear, but I know a lot of people find cabling difficult, and sometimes it can get a bit tedious, so I really wanted to make sure I incorporated a knitting pattern into the Darling Jadore portfolio that had the classic look of cables but without all the fuss! Therefore, I designed these "faux-cables" to be knitted into the body of The Prairie Beanie, which are lovely and subtle, but still give the appearance of cable-knitting. 

Knitted in the round bottom-up on circular knitting needles, The Prairie Beanie features a neat and prominent ribbed brim (instructions provide two methods of creating the brim), and the body of the beanie gently flows upward into a harmony of faux-cables that are made by only the simplest knit stitches. Then, to top it off, a large yarn pom-pom is added to The Prairie Beanie to complete the look. This is a fast and easy knitting pattern that works up in no time at all, and you'll be surprised by how "real" the faux cables look!

Psst...you can also grab this knitting pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, and Loveknitting

More Details Of The Prairie Beanie Knitting Pattern: Constructions, What's In The Pattern + More

The Prairie Beanie is knitted seamlessly in the round on circular knitting needles, bottom up, first starting with a prominent ribbing (directions are provided within the pattern to make the ribbing two different ways), and then by knitting upward toward the top. The stitch work required for the body of The Prairie Beanie is very simple, and only involves easy knitted increases and decreases, making this the perfect pattern for beginners. You'll be shocked by how simple it is to create these faux-cables! The top pom pom is made by hand, and the pattern even comes with a step-by-step photo tutorial to show you how to make the pom pom (which is also very easy). The Prairie Beanie works up at lightening speed and can easily be knitted in a day, making it the perfect last-minute gift, stocking stuffer, or to use for market prep.

And have you heard about our Learn page yet? It's an extensive free resource filled to the brim with information on stitches, reading knitting patterns, terms, schematics, and also filled with loads of photos and video tutorials for many stitches that are required by Darling Jadore patterns -- and all the stitches and techniques required by The Prairie Beanie knitting pattern! There, you can learn how to cast on on circular knitting needles, how to join in the round on circular knitting needles, and how to make simple knit increases and decreases for this pattern.. No need to spend your hard-earned money on a book just to learn how to knit and helpful tips and tricks. Plus, who even has time to flip through a book?! We designed this digital resource to be user-friendly with a menu that you can click on and it will immediately direct you to the location you want to go in under one second. Want to learn how to Kfb? Click on "kfb" and at lightning speed, you're presented with photos, a video tutorial, and accompanying text to learn. We've also included other information like how to read a knitting pattern, common abbreviations, information on blocking, Sierra's top picks for starting a knitting tool kit, information on Continental-style knitting and more. The best part? We're continually updating and growing the content. And if you're wondering, yes we'll be launching a crochet "Learn" page soon too!

At Darling Jadore, we strive to create the highest quality patterns and videos, and all of our patterns are "live", meaning they are regularly updated and content (like more video tutorials) is continually being added to each pattern. Oh, and did we mention, that the link to download the pattern never expires?  Yep! We did our best to streamline the process here at Darling Jadore and to make it as user-friendly as possible. For us, that means fast checkout, instant-download files, "live" patterns that are regularly updated, including loads of tips and photos in our patterns, having non-expiratory download links, and more. To read more about how Darling J'adore patterns are different from all other designers' patterns, you can check out our FAQ section here.

What Materials Do I Need For The Prairie Beanie Knitting Pattern?

To knit The Prairie Beanie, you'll need U.S. Size 8 16" circular knitting needles, approximately 200 yards of medium/worsted-weight (category 4) yarn (similar yarn here, here, and here) and scissors. Other notions that are recommended but not required for this knitting pattern include a stitch marker (to mark the end of each round you knit), a tapestry needle, and a row counter. As with all Darling Jadore patterns, all the specific materials (brands, etc) are located within the knitting pattern file so you can make the exact Prairie Beanie photographed.

If you're interested in learning Sierra's must-have picks and all the exact tools and materials she uses to design and for her business, we recently launched the Darling Jadore Amazon Shop, where she's listed all the exact tools she uses on a daily basis. 

Who Can Knit The Prairie Beanie? The Difficulty Level Of The Knitting Pattern

I specifically designed The Prairie Beanie knitting pattern to be appropriate for beginner to advanced-beginner knitters, who understand basic knitting techniques such as decreases, increases, and knitting on circular knitting needles. As mentioned before, there is absolutely zero cablework required for this pattern, and the faux-cables are created using only the simplest knit stitches and techniques. Overall, it's a fun and easy knitting pattern that requires only very easy knit stitches and techniques! Plus, all the stitches and techniques required for The Prairie Beanie knitting pattern are available to learn on the Darling Jadore Learn page! There, you can learn how to cast on on circular knitting needleshow to join in the round on circular knitting needles, and how to make simple knit increases and decreases for this pattern.  We've also included other information like how to read a knitting patterncommon abbreviations, and information on blocking.

If you're a first-time beanie knitter, you can totally tackle The Prairie Beanie knitting pattern, since it incorporates only easy knit stitches and techniques and because you can learn everything on our Learn page. But if you're a seasoned beanie knitter, then The Prairie Beanie will be a complete breeze for you, and you can easily knit it up in a day or less.

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Accessing The Prairie Beanie Knitting Pattern (And All Darling Jadore Knitting Patterns): Retrieval, Downloading, Etc

All of our patterns are digital downloads that are e-mailed immediately after payment is processed, so make sure you enter in your correct e-mail at checkout. Unlike some knitwear designers, all Darling Jadore knitting pattern and crochet pattern links never expire, meaning you can download it at any time, and it will always be available to you. Additionally, all Darling Jadore knit and crochet patterns are "live", meaning that they are constantly being updated. Therefore, if any knitting pattern or crochet pattern you've purchased is updated (e.g., instructions changed, videos added, etc), you are sent an e-mail notification and all you need to do is simply re-download your file for the updated version. We at Darling Jadore are passionate about providing the highest quality knitting patterns and crochet patterns and videos to our customers, and to us, that means always updating versions of our knitting patterns and crochet patterns to make them the highest possible quality. Most of our knit and crochet patterns are 5+ pages long, include numerous instructional photos and schematics with specific measurements, as well as easy-to-read (i.e., "Plain English") instructions in addition to classic knit or crochet instructions. All Darling Jadore knitting patterns and crochet patterns are ad-free, and printer-friendly.

You can also create an account with Darling Jadore, if you want quicker checkout and an easier way to store all your patterns. Creating an account with Darling J'adore just makes it easier for you to store all of your pattern files and purchasing information in one place, and provides faster checkout. Therefore, you never need to sift through your e-mails to find your confirmation e-mail with the pattern download file; all your files are easily accessible in your account. You can create an account here.

If you ever have any tech issues at all, we have a team of technology specialists who are available every day of the week to assist you and always return e-mails within one or two business days. You can reach our Technical Support Team by e-mailing them at tech@darlingjadore.com and they will gladly assist you with any technical issues. We want the experience of our customers to be as smooth and easy as possible, so we're streamlined the checkout-to-download process as best we can!

Reselling From Patterns: Can I Sell My Finished Cypress Beanie?

Yes, absolutely! All finished items made from Darling Jadore patterns may be sold, so long as clear credit has been given to Darling Jadore™ on your website and/or social media account (if shown and sold there). I love when customers tell me they buy patterns for "market prep", meaning that they will make a lot of the items in bulk and eventually sell them in fall and winter markets and festivals, or in their Etsy shop, etc. In fact, some of our customers' favorite market-prep items to knit include The Avalon Beanie, The Lakewood Beanie, The Halston Scarf, and The Cappuccino Mitts -- so check those out if you want to stock up for market season! I love seeing your finished items, but kindly ask that you give pattern credit to Darling Jadore. 

Please note that all patterns and photographs in this shop are the property of Darling Jadore™ and are thereby purchased under the agreement that they may not be distributed, copied, re-written, or re-sold. Furthermore, all PDF pattern files are protected by U.S. Copyright and are property of DarlingJ Jadore. It is illegal to redistribute, sell, or share the pattern in part or in whole, electronically or physically.





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