Subduction zone

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Subduction zone Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cable
  • Grafting

Pattern Description:

This dramatic double-loop cowl utilizes a simple cable pattern to create a fantastically cozy and squishy accessory. The swooping planes of the fabric are reminiscent of tectonic plates diving below each other and are the inspiration for the pattern's name. Worked in heavy-worsted weight yarn, it's quicker to knit than you might think, and more fun to wear than you can imagine.


16 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size fits most. 46" circumference and 7" wide. Measured after blocking.


  • US 10 (6 mm) needle OR size needed to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Cable needle
  • Scrap yarn
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

420 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Blue Moon Fiber Arts Luscious Single Silk

About Designer

About Designer

KatherineLeek on

You can call me Kat. I lived and worked around the country, until happily settling in Portland, OR in 2009. My love of knitting blossomed back in 1998, adding to an ever-growing list of creative pursuits. A studio art major in college, I focused on print making, and my perpetual artistic mantra has been: beauty is found in simplicity. Today I use my art training to dream up new patterns with rich ...

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