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My shop is named for Mara Mori, a knitter in Pablo Neruda's poem, "Ode to my Socks."

. . . for beauty is twice beauty
and what is good is doubly good
when it is a matter of two socks
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Braided Cable Neck Warmer

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Braided Cable Neck Warmer
Braided Cable Neck Warmer

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Knit stitch
  • Purl stitch
  • Bind off

Pattern Description:

Cowl? Scarflette? Neckwarmer? Call it what you will . . .

A great introduction to cables and buttonholes, this toasty neck warmer features a dramatic 9-stitch braid on a background of seed stitch.
The pattern is easy to memorize, and super bulky yarn makes this a project that can be completed in one evening -- perfect for those last-minute gifts!


Gauge not critical for this project

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approximately 7" (18 cm) wide x 24" (60 cm) long


  • 6 oz/170g (106 yd/97 m) super bulky weight yarn (such as Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick)
  • US 15 (10mm) needles
  • Cable needle (or double-pointed needle)
  • Two 1.25-1.5" (3-4 cm) buttons

You Will Also Need:

  • measuring tape
  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

107 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick