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Cables and Ribs Chunky Cowl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cables and Ribs Chunky Cowl
Cables and Ribs Chunky Cowl
Cables and Ribs Chunky Cowl
Cables and Ribs Chunky Cowl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • knit in the round
  • use a cable needle/make cables

Pattern Description:

I was looking for a quick knit, and this cowl using super bulky yarn fit the bill. I also love cables, and the reversible cables used in this pattern are super easy.

This cowl looks exactly the same on both sides, and is worn folded down, like a turtle neck.


2 stitches per inch
Gauge swatch should be knit in the round in 2x2 ribbing

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size - appx. 12 x 22


  • cable needle
  • stitch marker
  • Yarn/tapestry needle or crochet hook for weaving in loose ends
  • 11 oz. Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn
  • 24" US Size 15 circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • row counter or pen and paper (optional)

Suggested yarn:

11 ounces of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Hometown USA