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The Cursed Cowl

from Shannon Squire Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : The Cursed Cowl
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The Cursed Cowl CC 2

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Simple Cable

Pattern Description:

For a long time, this cowl was truly cursed. It refused to be what I wanted it to be. I knitted and ripped and knitted and ripped, and then, whammo, blammo! With Kat's counsel, something finally worked, and I must admit, I'm quite pleased with the result. There's a spooky spider cable on a background of spider webby yarn overs and dropped stitches. Make this for Halloween, or any time of year. In super bulky yarn, it's a quick knit and a pleasurable one, too - believe me, I've made it a quadrillion times!


8 sts = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size fits most. As shown, 11" (purple) - 13" (fuschia and black) tall, 20" circumference. Measured after blocking.


  • US #17/12mm 24" circular needle or size to get gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch Marker
  • Darning Needle
  • Large Cable Needle

Suggested yarn:

65 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lang Yarns Arenas


Fuschia and Black
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Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized
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About the designer

I'm a rabid knitter, mother of two and all around crafty chica in Portland, Oregon. You can find me online at and

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