Cabled Cowl

A beautiful cabled cowl designed to be worn with the Cabled Treat Hat.

Inspired by the Cabled Treat Hat pattern I decided to design a cowl to wear with it.  This is a very comfortable cowl to wear that fits well and flares prettily at the neckline.

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I chose to use the purple and blue Wisterious colour. It is a very definite tone and I hadn’t been able to find a yarn colour that matched the hat well. Luckily there was enough yarn left in the skein to knit a cowl.

I’ve had lots of compliments when I wear the hat and cowl together.  I still have enough of the skein left to knit fingerless mittens to complete this lovely set.

Alternative yarn choices for this lovely cowl could be a lovely semi-solid hand dyed yarn such as KS Merino Silk 4ply or the gorgeous Artesano Alpaca 4ply.

Materials:

  • 4 mm 40 cm circular needle
  • 4 mm double pointed needles (dpns)
  • 1 ball of 4 ply sock yarn
  • stitch markers

Abbreviations:

k – knit; p – purl; m1 – make 1 stitch; C4B – Cable 4 Back = 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.

Cable Pattern:

The cable pattern is worked over 6 rounds:

  • Round 1-3 and 5 & 6:  *k2, p2, k4, p2, repeat from * to end of round
  • Round 4:  *k2, p2, C4B, p2, repeat from * to end of round

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The Cabled Cowl

  • Cast on 120 sts using 4 mm 40 cm circular needle and 4 ply sock yarn
  • Join into the round taking care not to twist the stitches.
  • Work k1, p1 rib for 8 rounds
  • When working Round 1 of the the cable pattern place a stitch marker between each repeat.  Slip the markers as you work each round.
  • Work the complete 6 rounds of the cable pattern 5 times.

Start the Increase Shaping

6th Cable Pattern Repeat:

  • Round 1 & 2:  *k2, p2, k4, p2, repeat from * to end of round
  • Round 3 – Inc Round:  *k2, p1, m1, p1, k4, p1, m1, p1, repeat from * to end of round
  • Round 4:  *k2, p3, C4B, p3, repeat from * to end of round
  • Round 5 & 6:  *k2, p3, k4, p3, repeat from * to end of round

7th Cable Pattern Repeat:

  • Round 1-3: *k2, p3, k4, p3, repeat from * to end of round
  • Round 4:  *k2, p3, C4B, p3, repeat from * to end of round
  • Round 5 – Inc Round:  *k2, p1, m1, p1, m1, p1, k4, p1, m1, p1, m1, p1, repeat from * to end of round
  • Round 6:  *k2, p5, k4, p5, repeat from * to end of round

Rib Edging

  • Round 1 – Inc Round:  *k1, m1 p st, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, m1 k st, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * to end of round

Work another 7 rounds of rib.  Then cast off loosely.

Finishing

  • Sew in loose ends and block.
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Comments

  1. Kristina from the USA says:

    I love the look of this cowl and can’t wait to try it. One question though, 4mm knitting needles sound large to use with sock yarn. What is the gauge? (Preferable in stockinette stitch as that is the easiest to measure.) Or are you supposed to knit it with 2 strands?

    • My cowl is a very soft draping cowl. I actually think it would be better knit using 2 strands held together or using a dk weight yarn. I’ve been intending trying this but haven’t been able to. On my to do list which is a little too long at the moment.

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