I am in love with cable stitches right now. They add so much style to outdoor accessories, yet are very easy to create! This cowl is knit up with a simple six stitch cable pattern. If you are new to cables, don’t be intimidated. Once you watch a couple of You Tube video tutorials you’ll be ready to take your knitting to a whole new level. Purllinknitting has a great basic Cable Tutorial.
I used Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Bulky Yarn in Pomegranate to make this cowl. First of all, I cannot get over the colour! Its the perfect shade of red that I was looking for… it reminds me of a glass of wine! And once knit up, the scarf feels like luxury against your skin! It is so incredibly soft and cozy, you will not want to take it off.
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Chunky Cabled Cowl Knitting Pattern
Here is what you will need to make this soft and snuggly cowl:
- US11/8.0 mm straight knitting needles.
- 2 Skeins of Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Bulky Yarn in Pomegranate
- Cable Needle
- Yarn Needle
14 Stitches, 16 Rows = 4 Inches in stockinette stitch
12″ (width) X 24″ (length before sewing up seam)
C6F: Cable 6 Front (slip 3 stitches onto your cable needle to the front of your work, knit the next three stitches, then knit the three stitches off of the cable needle).
Cast on 59 Stitches.
Row 1: K1, *P3, K6; repeat from * to last four stitches; P3, K1.
Row 2: P1, *K3, P6; repeat from * to last four stitches; K3, P1.
Row 3: K1, *P3, K6; repeat from * to last four stitches; P3, K1.
Row 4: P1, *K3, P6; repeat from * to last four stitches; K3, P1.
Row 5: K1, *P3, K6; repeat from * to last four stitches; P3, K1.
Row 6: P1, *K3, P6; repeat from * to last four stitches; K3, P1.
Row 7: K1, *P3, C6F; repeat from * to last four stitches; P3, K1.
Row 8: P1, *K3, P6; repeat from * to last four stitches; K3, P1.
Repeat rows 1 through 8 until your work measures 24 inches.
Fold the cowl in half and sew together the cast on and bind off ends. Weave in all loose ends.
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