ABOUT THE PATTERN Café Blend combines a simple cable with a mock cable in an all-over repeat that evokes coffee swirls and beans. Although Café Blend looks complicated, the pattern repeat is easy to work. The Café Blend cowl calls for a worsted yarn that holds stitch definition well for the cables. Cables are charted and written.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS One size about 21” [53 cm] around by 8.5” [22 cm] tall
MATERIALS Yarn: 200-220 yards Worsted weight Sample knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in the color Pecan and used almost all of one skein (about 100 g, 200 yards). Needles: Size US 7 [4.50 mm] circular needle (or size to get gauge) Notions: 7 stitch markers (one unique), cn or dpn for cables, tapestry needle
GAUGE 20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Pattern after blocking
- Cabled Cowl
- CM and inches
- US Letter
Materials you need at home:
- 200-220 yards Worsted weight
- Size US 7 [4.50 mm] circular needle
- 7 stitch markers (one unique)
- dpn or cable needle for cables
- tapestry needle
Designs by Tamara Moots
Hi! I’m Tamara. I’m a knitwear designer. I’m also a mom, hiker, traveler, volunteer, reader, board game player and a national parks lover. And my hair changes color fairly often. I have more than 80 patterns available through Ravelry, LoveKnitting, Knit Picks, WEBS, Love of Knitting magazine, Knit Now magazine, Interweave Gifts magazine and others.
When I’m not designing or knitting, I raise two boys. We travel whenever we can manage it.