Winding Path Reversible Cabled Cowl

from Judy Vallas Designs

Winding Path Reversible Cabled Cowl Pattern


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Knitting: Winding Path Reversible Cabled Cowl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • 2x2 cabling
  • tubular cast-on optional-video links provided

Pattern Description:

I've been in a cabling kind of mood, and when I began to make a scarf with this reversible cable, it dawned on me how perfect it would be as a stash-busting project for holiday gifts. It goes really fast (those #15 needles) and is really cushion-y soft, again because of the large needles and wide reversible cables - whether you're using a luxury yarn, or a sturdy, washable acrylic. I made several with both Red Heart and Lion Brand Superwash Merino Cashmere blend, and all of them were soft and warm.

This cowl can double as a headband. It's unisex, as long as you choose appropriate buttons and call it a "neck gaiter" instead of a "cowl" for your male recipients! There are identical cables on the front and back. No seams, no visible cast-on edges.

This is knit flat; using a US #8 needle for the cast-on, bind-off and double-knitted rows at each end (creating tubular beginnings and endings with no cast-on edge). A US #15 is used for the 60 rows of the body of the cowl, which makes it knit up quickly.

Gauge is not a big concern, as you will just repeat the 12-row pattern as many or few times as needed for the length you require.

Note: There are several photos, but the last pattern page is a one-page, black and white "quick start" version in case you'd prefer to print out as little as possible.


not required

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size fits all. (Size and gauge according to how many rows you choose to complete.)


  • Worsted yarn 150-200 yds
  • U.S. #8 knitting needle (flat knitting) - for cast-on & bind-off
  • U.S. #15 knitting needles (flat knitting) for body of cowl

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 medium buttons

Suggested yarn:

150 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Superwash Merino Cashmere


Charcoal Heather