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MichelleKrause on craftsy.com
Yellowknife, NT, Canada

Michelle Krause is a northern Canadian designer specializing in knitted accessories – scarves, cowls, shawls, hats, socks, and mittens. She enjoys designing with lace, cables, and texture. She works ...

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Royal Cowl

from Leah Michelle Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Royal Cowl
Royal Cowl
Royal Cowl
Royal Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • cabling with a cable needle
  • increasing, decreasing
  • stitches used: k, k2tog tbl, kfb, C4B, C4F.

Pattern Description:

This snug fitting cowl is made warm and cozy with a dense textured fabric made up of simple cable stitches. It is worked in a beautifully soft merino, cashmere, and silk blend, making it soft and gentle against the skin. The i-cord edges give it structure and formality. Instructions are included for the i-cord cast on and i-cord bind off. A photo tutorial is included for grafting the i-cord ends. This is a quick knit - a treat for oneself or the perfect gift for someone else.


22 sts and 34 rnds = 4" (10 cm) in stitch pattern worked in the rnd after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size


  • Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted (75% merino wool, 15% silk, 10% cashmere; 210 yd [192 m]/3.17 oz [90 g]). 1 skein.
  • US size 7 [4.5 mm] 16" [40 cm] circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • cable needle
  • tapestry needle
  • marker
  • 2 pieces of smooth scrap yarn or 2 small stitch holders

Suggested yarn:

210 yards of Worsted weight

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