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Knotwork Cable Wrap or Oversized Cowl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting :  Knotwork Cable Wrap or Oversized Cowl
 Knotwork Cable Wrap or Oversized Cowl
 Knotwork Cable Wrap or Oversized Cowl main
 Knotwork Cable Wrap or Oversized Cowl back
 Knotwork Cable Wrap or Oversized Cowl flat
 Knotwork Cable Wrap or Oversized Cowl knotwork close up

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • ssk
  • k2tog
  • multi direction 2 over 2 purl cables
  • lifted increases (L & R)
  • Basic crochet - optional edging

Pattern Description:

Directions are both charted and written, with US and Metric.

Free pattern support

Gorgeous and scrumptiously soft oversized cowl or wrap made in Malabrigo Rasta super chunky hand kettle dyed fine merino.

A great versatile size. I wear mine with three sets of anywhere buttons to close it as a cowl. You can drape it or pin it over your head for a hooded capelet/scarf, wear it over a coat or on its own. Make it longer? Add some fringe? Lots of possibilities!

Large bottom up rectangle, with offset knot-work cables. Optionally edged with single crochet of coordinating or contrasting color.
Directions included for optional 'anywhere buttons'. Anywhere buttons can be put through the fabric at any point, allowing for more ways to pin, fold, and drape the garment. They are also reversible with two different styles/colors on each side.

If using a different yarn: Rasta and Ushya are extra super bulky yarns at 2 to 3 WPI (wraps per inch)
I do highly recommend using the Rasta as the main yarn. It is pricey but absolutely worth every penny.

Knitting: K, P, SSK, K2tog, Lifted Increases (L & R), CABLING,
Basic Crochet: Chain, SC, slp st

Approx. 21" by 48" (53.3 by 122 cm) as knit/unblocked

Body (MC)= 4 hanks of Malbrigo Rasta @ 90 yds/82 m each = 360 yds/328 m.
(5 = 450 yds/410 m if crochet edge in MC or making extra rib and end rows)

Crochet Edge (CC)= 1 hank of Mirasol Ushya -114 yds/104 m

Sample used 4 (MC) Rasta in Piedras and 1 (CC) Ushya in Rosewood. My actual yardage use was: MC approx. 310 yds (284 m) and CC approx. 45 yds (41 m)

US 19 or 17 (15 or 12.75 mm) needles
cable needle or DPN
Tapestry needle

Optional needs:

US sz O crochet hook
2 - 3 sets of two different buttons (4 or 6 total) about 1.25"/ 3.75 cm- (make sure they go thru the fabric and stay put). A nice wide toggle button and a round work well together
Elastic thread


7 sts = 4"(10 cm) in Stockinette
gauge not critical but will affect size and yardage.
Can be knit wider or skinnier and still work out fine -have fun play around try it with worsted for a small cowl or ??

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 21" by 48" unblocked


  • 360 yds MC
  • 60 yds CC
  • super bulky yarn
  • US sz 17 OR 19 needles
  • O crochet hook
  • row counter
  • cable needle or DPN
  • tapestry needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 (+) pairs of different buttons -for the double sided 'anywhere buttons' -directions for making included, elastic thread, darning needle, lg eyed (big enough for elestic thread)sewing needle

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo 'Rasta'