Color-Filled Cabled Cowl (or scarf)

from By Hand, With Heart

Color-Filled Cabled Cowl (or scarf) Pattern


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Knitting: Color-Filled Cabled Cowl (or scarf)
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • understanding of cabling
  • ability to work yo's and k2tog

Pattern Description:

this cowl/scarf is knit flat and has a natural inclination to bias; if making the cowl, block flat and then stitch the ends together from the WS
this cowl/scarf is completely reversible
the first and last 3 sts are a knitted on i-cord -- this gives the edges a professional, finished look.


12sts x 20rows = 4" stockinette -- note, the cable pattern (completely reversible) pulls in the sts ... make sure you achieve gauge to obtain the drape of these "heavy" cables.


  • approx 220 yards worsted-weight wool or wool blend (striped or solid)
  • US #10 (either straights or circs)
  • Cable needle or dpn to hold sts for cabling
  • stitch markers (4)

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Stacey Trock's Magic Ball



About Designer

About Designer

Mary G knits on

Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... ...

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