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Chunky cables are like chocolate chunks – a good thing made even better by a mere change of proportions! This easy-to-knit cabled cowl features a cool mix of basic cables with some garter stitch thrown in. The alternating cable panels are actually the same, but staggered to create a more interesting result. A super quick knit on size 13 circular needles, this cowl only uses 2 balls of the bulky yarn. And it's seamless, so finishing is so fast, you'll be able to wear it right away! This is my new favorite, wear with everything cowl! Looks great worn slouched down or folded in more like a chunky turtleneck. A versatile pattern worthy of being knit in a few more colors to mix up any wardrobe.
Finished Knit Measurements: Approx 25” [63.5 cm] circumference; 11 ½" [29.5 cm] height.
Yarn Used: DROPS Andes (65% Wool/35% Alpaca); 3.5 oz/100 g [100 yds/109 m] per hank): 2 balls in color Beige Mix #0619m.
Pattern Gauge: 20 sts = approx 6 ¼" [16 cm] and 18 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in Cable patt (blocked).
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A bulky weight yarn in a wool/alpaca blend with a gauge of 10 sts = 14 rows = 4" [10cm] on size 13 [9 mm] needles.
Total Yardage Required: 175 yds [160 m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 13 [9 mm]: 16" [40 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by Jan on 11th Jan 2013
Couldn't wait to go buy yarn for this beauty. Only on row 18 but enjoying it and can't wait to finish.
Posted by GrammyBecky on 21st Nov 2012
I am making this cowl for one of my best friends
and I do think i need one for myself!
Posted by Jenna on 21st Nov 2012
This pattern was super-easy to follow and memorize, yet turned out a gorgeous cowl in only a day. I used a chunky alpaca in a lovely winter white, and it's just beautiful. Thank you for such a great pattern!