Sunday, November 6, 2011

Quick Knitted Cabled Cowl Pattern


This cowl is the perfect quick knit -- easily finished in an afternoon.  Chunky cables are my favorite, so I wanted to create an easy but sophisticated looking comfy cowl.  It measures about 7 inches wide and about 24 inches in circumference.  The Cowl is made holding two strands of yarn together.  It's grafted together at the end for a seamless look.


Materials
Size US 13 (9mm) Knitting Needles
Cable Needle
Tapestry Needle
Two Skeins Caron Simply Soft (Simply Blue pictured here) or you can make two balls out of one skein and have enough to finish.  Also, this yarn is pretty soft, so if you'd like a fully, stiffer look, use a different yarn like Vanna's Choice.


Directions
Holding two strands together, cast on 26 STS with a crochet provisional cast on.  (Instructions can be found here)

Row 1 (RS): SL1, K to end
Row 2 (and all WS rows): SL1, P to End
Row 3-10: Repeat Row 1 for RS (odd numbered) rows and Row 2 for WS (even numbered) rows
Row 11: Sl 1, Place 6 STS on holder in front, K6, K STS on holder, Place next 6 STS on holder in back, K6, K STS on holder, K last stitch
Rows 12 - 32: Repeat Row 2 for WS rows and Row 1 for RS rows
Row 33: Sl 1, Place 6 STS on holder in front, K6, K STS on holder, Place next 6 STS on holder in back, K6, K STS on holder, K last stitch
Rows 34 - 54: Repeat Row 2 for WS rows and Row 1 for RS rows
Row 55: Sl 1, Place 6 STS on holder in front, K6, K STS on holder, Place next 6 STS on holder in back, K6, K STS on holder, K last stitch
Rows 56 - 76: Repeat Row 2 for WS rows and Row 1 for RS rows
Row 77: Sl 1, Place 6 STS on holder in front, K6, K STS on holder, Place next 6 STS on holder in back, K6, K STS on holder, K last stitch
Row 78 - 88: Repeat Row 2 for WS rows and Row 1 for RS rows
To finish, graft the stitches together and weave in the ends.  (Instructions for grafting can be found here)

Abbreviations:
STS = Stitches
SL = Slip
K = Knit
P = Purl
RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the pattern! I'm new to knitting so I just had a quick question, so do you SL 1 pearwise or knitwise? Thank you again!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! You'll SL 1 knitwise on the knit rows and you'll SL 1 purlwise on the purl rows.... hope that helps. Please let me know if you have any more questions!

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  2. Hello! I am trying to teach myself how to knitted and I am not sure what some of the knitting language means. What do you mean in row 11 when you say "Place 6 STS on holder in front"?

    thank you!

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    1. It means : place 6 stitches on the holder in front. Exactly like shown on this picture :http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=cable+needle&um=1&hl=fr&client=safari&rls=en&biw=1381&bih=677&tbm=isch&tbnid=mQdvQfdDt1m3XM:&imgrefurl=http://www.learn2knit.co.uk/knitting/cables.php&docid=szbaSKMNM5L44M&imgurl=http://www.learn2knit.co.uk/knitting/images/LearnToKnit_Fig060.gif&w=465&h=293&ei=C35sUKaANMe30QG55YDYCg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=918&vpy=167&dur=337&hovh=178&hovw=283&tx=196&ty=40&sig=105634475143979614825&page=1&tbnh=129&tbnw=205&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0,i:80

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  3. I don't know why but mine is not coming out like it's supposed to, at all, haha.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong - this is how I did Row 11. I Slipped the 1st stitch, then moved the next 6 stitches to my cable needle in front, knit the next 6 on my regular needle, then moved the 6 cable stitches back to my regular needle and knitted those. I then repeated it, except the next 6 on the cable needle were in back.

    The pattern that comes out looks nothing like your pictures, so I'm figuring I'm doing something wrong.

    Also, wouldn't row 33 be Pearl row instead of a Knit row? If Row 11 is Knit, then it would be P for the next row and K for the following, and so on. (PKPKPKPKPKPKPKPKPKPK) - putting row 33 as a Pearl row? Or am I supposed to go and do a Knit row on the pearl side?

    Maybe I'm making this wayyyy more complicated than it is haha. HELP!

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    1. I'm sorry you're having difficulty with the pattern! It sounds like you're doing the cable rows correctly. The thing with this cowl that can bit a bit confusing is that it is a really lose cable that looks better once you complete the cowl. Make sure you're using thick enough yarn and the the right size needle and try completing the pattern -- it may look better at the end. Row 33 is a knit row -- all knit rows are on odd number rows (row 1 is knit, so 33 is also) and the cable is every 22 rows, with the first row being in the middle of two cable rows. Please let me know if I can answer any more questions for you.... happy knitting!

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  4. Just finished this. Turned out beautifully! I used the #13 needles but with a bulky yarn. To account for the diff in gauge, I had to lose the last cable row and the last 21 knit/purl rows for a snugger fit. It turned out perfect! Thank you for an awesome pattern!

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  5. thanks for sharing!
    just 1 quick question:
    when you say "Two Skeins Caron Simply Soft (Simply Blue pictured here) or you can make two balls out of one skein and have enough to finish.", do you actually mean using 1 skein or 2 skeins to make one cowl?
    also, is the caron yard that you used the chunky one? thanks a lot!

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  6. Hi,
    Beautiful pattern. I have the same question as above about yarn weight. The children's version is a chunky yarn, is this as well?

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  7. Muito linda!
    A cor também é fantástica!

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  8. Your pattern fpr Quick Cabled Cowl says that instructions for grafting the ends together is available there but I cannot find it. Help! Please.

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