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Cowls are an easy and stylish alternative to scarves this season!
This one features a wonderfully easy double cable pattern to add lots of textural interest.
It knits up quickly in the round (no seams!) and can be worn like a folded-over turtleneck or scrunched down for a cool, slouchy look.
A great quick gift knit using less than 3 hanks of Cadena yarn from Knit Picks!
The cable pattern really is easy, despite how it looks. . . great for the knitter wanting to try out cables for the first time!
Errata (10/22/14 corrected): p. 1, "requires less than 2 hanks" should have said less than 3. 264 yards is the correct yardage required.
Finished Knit Measurements: 27 ½" [70 cm] around x 12" [30.5 cm] high.
Yarn Used: Knit Picks Cadena (70% Peruvian Highland Wool, 30% Superfine Alpaca); 3.5 oz/100 gram [110 yds/101 m] per hank): 3 hanks in Natural #23782.
Pattern Gauge: 24 sts (One rep of Double Cable) = 5 ½" [14 cm] and 20 rows = 4 ½" [11.5 cm] in Double Cable Patt on size 11 [8 mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn in a wool/alpaca blend with a gauge of 3-3 1/2 stitches per inch on size 9-11 US / 5.5 - 8 mm needles..
Total Yardage Required: 264 yds [241 m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 11 [8 mm]: 24" long circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by TLC on 12th Feb 2015
I have always loved cables and this one did not fail to impress. I found it knit up easily and I may even tackle making it into an infinity scarf as the pattern allows for this quite easily. I knit it for my daughter and she couldn't wait to wear it, her first compliment that it was really warm and looked super nice.
Posted by Caroljean Thosath on 22nd Jan 2015
This was easy to knit and made a great gift.
Posted by Martha Schwartz on 1st Jan 2015
I like the look of cable and this is so easy since it is small and not like a whole sweater.
Posted by Karin on 30th Dec 2014
Pattern was easy to follow, although I realized it made it much easier if I used a row counter and pencil to mark off where I was! I knitted this as a gift for my sister-in-law and she thought it was lovely :)
Posted by Linda Burns on 23rd Dec 2014
This is a fabulous cowl - I'm nearly done and whilst it is a challenge it is turning out just beautifully! I will wear this often.
Posted by Lina Lucchi on 23rd Dec 2014
Pattern easy to understand, well written
Posted by NVG on 22nd Dec 2014
This cowl works up fast and is super easy. Absolutely the perfect project for trying cables for the first time. Download was very fast and easy. The directions are very clear and easy to follow. One of my favorites and I highly recommend it.
Posted by Jennifer Wallace on 22nd Dec 2014
I have not knitted it yet , but I did read the pattern. I enjoy your patterns because they are easy to understand. As soon as I get some time. I am going to knit this up, it looks like I can knit to fairly quickly. Thank you for this great pattern.
Posted by jaynie on 21st Dec 2014
I made on as a gift and I am casting one on for myself.
Posted by kat whittaker on 20th Dec 2014
This cowl classes up any outfit or winter wear. Nice an cozy to wear in the cold.
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