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#103 Luscious Cabled Cowl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : #103 Luscious Cabled Cowl
#103 Luscious Cabled Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k=knit
  • p=purl
  • k2tog = knit 2 sts together
  • yo = yarn over
  • skp = slip 1 knitwise, k1, pass slipped st over knit st
  • C6F = (explained in pattern directions)
  • C6B = (explained in pattern directions)
  • Sewing a seam (for beginner-level knitters) OR grafting stitch (for more advanced knitters)

Pattern Description:

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!


17 sts=4" (10cm) and 18 rows = 4" (10cm) in Cable St.Patt. on size 10 3/4 (7mm) needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 14 3/4" [37.5 cm] wide (when folded flat) x 11 1/4" [28.5 cm] high


  • A bulky weight yarn in a merino wool blend: Approximate total yardage required: 274 yds [250 m].

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 10 3/4 [7 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE Cable needle (cn) Yarn tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

274 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Swish Bulky (100% Superwash Merino Wool); 3.5 oz/100 g [137 yds/125 m] per hank): 2 hanks


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