Devonshire Cream

Big fat cables cover both sides of this double-layered, completely reversible cowl. No seams, no edges, no wrong side. Because of the all-over cables, this cowl has plenty of body and won’t be all saggy around your neck. No need to double wrap it because the double layer of cables makes it very cozy. Both the stockinette and the reverse stockinette sides are attractive; pick your favorite before you graft the ends together.

Do something nice for yourself or a knit-worthy loved one and make it with yarn containing cashmere - it feels amazing around your neck. A cashmere/merino blend gives you the softness of cashmere at a reasonable price.

Even with the double layer of cables, this is a pretty quick knit - nine out of ten rounds are plain stockinette and there are only three cable crosses on the other round.

Finished measurements: 19 cm wide and 66 cm in circumference

Gauge: 22 stitches and 28 rows to 10 cm of blocked stockinette

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


  • Knitting pattern for cozy and richly cabled cowl
  • Suitable for advanced beginners

Materials you need at home:

  • 505 m of DK weight yarn. Sample was knit in Knit Picks Capra, a merino and cashmere blend
  • 40 cm circular 4.5 mm/US 7 needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle
  • Second set of circulars for grafting (smaller needles and/or longer cables work fine for this)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
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Laura Aylor

If ‘knitting designer’ had been one of the job choices for those aptitude tests they give you in high school, I wouldn’t have spent so many years trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. My best subject in high school was math; my best classes in college were logic, drawing, and a commercial art class. After careers in computer programming/analysis and child-rearing, knit design snuck up on me, but I think it’s the perfect use of my odd skill set! I love every step of the process, from figuring out how to actually make what I’ve envisioned to putting the finishing touches on a pattern, not to mention all the knitting that comes in between!

I also love reading and hiking and spending time on Brier Island in Nova Scotia every summer.

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