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Cable Lover's Cowl - Free Pattern!

Cable Lover's Cowl - Free Pattern!

June 20, 2017

Can't get enough cables? How about making a squishy, bulky, all-over-horseshoe-cable cowl to drape around your neck and keep you warm?

 

It's easier than it looks and so snuggly!This is great introduction to cables.

 

One skein of each color will give you a large cowl, or if you're a bit less obsessed with cables you can halve it for a smaller cowl. The color combinations are endless!

 

Materials:

Briggs and Little's Heritage,  one 4 ounce (113 Gram) skein each in Bleached White (Color A) Sheep's Grey (Color B) and Dark Grey (Color C)

Yarn available at www.maritimefamilyfiber.com

 

Size 7.0 mm straight needles

 

Cable needle

 

 

Begin Pattern:

 

Cast on 20 stitches in color A. Tie on color B and cast on 20 more stitches. Tie in color C and cast on 20 more stitches.

 

Row 1: Knit in established colors (and continue to do so)

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: *Slip 5 stitches to cable needle and hold to the back. Knit 5 stitches from left-hand needle, then knit 5 stitches from cable needle. This should create a right-leaning cable. Slip 5 stitches onto cable needle and hold to the front. Knit 5 stitches from left-hand needle.* This should create a left-leaningcable. (See below for a photo tutorial on cables) Pick up yarn B and twist with yarn A to close the gap (pictured below). Repeat between ** 2 times.

 

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: Knit

Row 8: Purl

 

Repeat rows 3-8  31 times for a long, double-wrap cowl or 18-20 times for a shorter cowl.

 

Bind off in colors.

 

Using the mattress or kitchener stitch, sew the cast-on edge to the bind-off edge.

 

Be sure to block (wet the cowl, stretch and pin to desired size and let dry).

 

 

Enjoy wearing it however you want!

 

 

 

 

Cable Tutorial:

Slip 5 Stitches to cable needle, hold to back.

 Knit 5 stitches from left-hand needle.

 

Knit 5 stitches from cable needle.

Slip 5 stitches to cable needle and hold to front.

 Knit 5 stitches from left-hand needle.

Knit 5 stitches from cable needle.

 Great job!

 

Twisting the yarns together:

 

Tutorial colors are Briggs and Little's Navy, Medium Grey, and Magenta.

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