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by Laura Aylor
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  • Knitting pattern for simple cowl
  • Swatching instructions and charts included
  • Suitable for advanced beginners

Pattern measurements: only inches
Pattern paper format: only US letter


Cable crossings over 2 x 4 ribbing give this bulky cowl a lot of texture. The stitch pattern looks especially beautiful in hand-dyes.

Skills needed: multi-step cables, sewn bind off (see link at end of pattern)

This cowl is easily resized or modified for a different gauge.

Finished measurements: approximately 14 cm tall and 53.5 cm in circumference

Gauge: 11 stitches and 16 rounds to 10 cm of stockinette; 16 stitches and 17 rounds to 10 cm of cable pattern (see swatching instructions)

Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.

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Materials you need at home:

  • Approximately 85 m of bulky-weight yarn. Samples were knit in Madelinetosh A.S.A.P. (superwash merino single) and Dragonfly Fibers Super Traveller (superwash merino)
  • 8.0 mm/US 11 circular needles (60 cm or shorter), or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch marker
  • Cable needle (optional)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends