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A cable knitter's delight! Even if you're a fairly new cable knitter, this lovely, luscious cowl is dreamy to wear and knit.
It's worked from end to end in a fairly simple, but complicated-looking, all-over cable stitch with some lace elements. Then, the cast on and bound off edges are sewed together to create the cowl shape. A naturally wavy edge is created at the top and bottom edges by the cable stitch pattern. The overall effect is a highly textured look done in a bulky yarn for maximum effect.
The merino wool blend gives the cowl great softness worn against the skin, plus a luxe look with just enough stitch definition and slight halo to make this look like an expensive designer purchase! Plus, the bulky weight of the yarn on big knitting needles makes this a great, quick project ideal for gift-giving too!
Finished Knit Measurements: 14 ¾" [37.5 cm] wide (when folded flat) x 11 ¼" [28.5 cm] high.
Yarn Used: Knit Picks Swish Bulky (100% Superwash Merino Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g [137 yds/125 m] per hank): 2 hanks in Onyx Heather #24326.
Pattern Gauge: Approximately 17 stitches = 4" [10 cm] and approximately 18 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Cable Stitch Pattern on size 10 ¾ [7mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn with a gauge of 3 - 3.75 sts = 1" on US size 10 - 11 needles..
Total Yardage Required: 274 yds [250 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
Cascade Yarns 128 Superwash
Misti Alpaca Chunky
Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk Aran
Malabrigo Yarn Chunky
Cascade Yarns Venezia Bulky
Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky
Misti Alpaca Tonos Chunky
Lion Brand Alpine Wool B
erroco Vintage™ Chunky
madelinetosh tosh chunky
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 10 ¾ [7 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by jennifer Gray on 24th Nov 2014
I love my cowl! An easy to read and follow pattern. Quite a quick knit too with the chunky yarn. I also love that they include yarn substitutions.
Posted by Twila on 31st Dec 2013
This pattern was really quick and easy to knit up. I really enjoyed knitting it. I am not an advanced knitter and found the pattern really easy to read. I knit it up in a bulky Sulka yarn, a merino, alpaca and silk blend. Absolutely luscious!