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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