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I'm a mother, former teacher and a knitwear fanatic. I learned my first stitches from my mom when I was a teenager, but I gave up knitting quickly afterwards. Having my first baby brought back my ...

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Dripstones Cowl

from Lete's Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Dripstones Cowl
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • cables.

Pattern Description:

Dripstones Cowl is a seamless unisex cowl/neckwarmer worked from bottom to top. It starts with 2x2 ribbing, then continues with 2 sets of cables which put together give the impression of dripstones forming in some cave.
The cowl can be knitted in 3 sizes: close-fitting S which is perfect for women or men who don(tm)t get along with scarves; snug M which can be worn together with your favorite jacket during cold Fall or Winter nights, and last but not least wide L which is perfect to throw over your coat.
The trapeze shape of cowl is created by using different needle sizes.

Pics showcase size M.

Cable pattern is both in charted and written format.


Gauge (after blocking): 18 sts x 19 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm (4x4) in cable pattern worked in the round with needle 5.5 mm (US 9).
Additional gauge: 15 sts x 23 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm (4x4(tm)) in Stockinette Stitch worked in the round with needle 5.5 mm (US 9).

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S, M, L
  • Measurements: Bottom width (flat): about 30 (40, 50) cm / 12 (15.75, 19.75). Height: about 32 (38, 42) cm / 12.5 (15, 16.5).


  • Yarn: Drops Nepal or any other aran weight yarn Approx yardage: 255 (340, 425) m / 280 (370, 465) y,

You Will Also Need:

  • Needles: US 7 - 4.5 mm, US 8 - 5 mm, US 9 - 5.5 mm, US 10 - 6.0 mm: size S 40 cm/16, size M 60 cm/24, size L 80 cm/32 circular needle or appropriate size to get gauge.
  • Notions: cable needle, stitch marker.

Suggested yarn:

500 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Drops Nepal

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