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#161 chunky cabled cowl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : #161 chunky cabled cowl
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • k = knit p = purl working in the round with circular needle 2/2 RC = sl 2 sts onto cn and hold in back, k2, k2 from cn 2/2 LC = sl 2 sts onto cn and hold in front, k2, k2 from cn

Pattern Description:

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.


20 sts = approx 6 1/4" [16 cm] and 18 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in Cable patt

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx 25" [63.5 cm] circumference; 11 1/2" [29.5 cm] height. One size fits all adults.


  • A bulky yarn in a soft wool and alpaca blend: Approximate total yardage required: 175 yds [160 m]. Please visit this pattern at SweaterBabe.com for yarn suggestions, photos of finished projects, etc. Shown in: DROPS Andes (65% Wool/35% Alpaca); 3.5 oz/100 g [100 yds/109 m] per hank): 2 balls in color Beige Mix #0619m.

You Will Also Need:

  • Size 13 [9 mm]: 16" [40 cm] circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE One stitch marker Cable needle (cn) Row/Rnd counter Yarn tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

175 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:



Beige Mix