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Hi! I'm Sarah Wilson, also known as the Sexy Knitter. I started crafting at a very young age and have tried a little bit of almost everything - sewing, quilting, cross-stitch, needlepoint, ...

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Chi-Chi Cable & Lace Cowl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Chi-Chi Cable & Lace Cowl
Chi-Chi Cable & Lace Cowl
Chi-Chi Cable & Lace Cowl
Chi-Chi Cable & Lace Cowl
Chi-Chi Cable & Lace Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit
  • basic cable (explained in pattern)
  • yarn over
  • bind off
  • basic decrease (explained in pattern)

Pattern Description:

Having been generously provided with two skeins of gorgeous silk and camel blend yarn from Anzula Luxury Fibers, I wanted to create something that was a little unexpected. Knitting chunky lace with cables? Why not? The resulting cowl is both comfortable and uniquely stylish and the whole thing knits up in only a few rounds on large needles. Toss it casually over your shoulders during the summer months to ward off the breeze, or scrunch it up around your neck for a chic fall look.

This pattern contains 4 sizes and gives instructions for using a DK weight yarn held doubled (as pictured) or a single strand of heavy worsted weight yarn. Sample is shown in smallest size. Full color, 3 page PDF includes both a chart and written instructions for each round of the pattern.


10 sts/12 rows = 4 inches in stockinette, measured over a swatch which has been blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Height: 17 (17, 22.5, 22.5) inches
  • Circumference: 38 (47.5, 57, 66.5) inches


  • 540 (675, 1080, 1260) yards DK weight yarn or 270 (340, 540, 630) yards heavy worsted weight yarn; sample shown in Anzula Oasis (70% Silk, 30% Camel; 375 yards per 114 gram skein); 2 (2, 3, 4) skeins Spruce
  • US 11/8 mm 24 inch circular

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch Marker
  • Cable Needle
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

Suggested yarn:

540 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Anzula Oasis