Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Children's Quick Knitted Cabled Cowl



This is the greatest quick gift for a little kiddo....  you can easily finish this in an hour or two!  It's perfect for the holidays if you're finding yourself becoming really overwhelmed trying to finish all of those knitted gifts.  This is a child version of my Quick Knitted Cabled Cowl Pattern.  It's a fun knit and super warm and cozy.  It measures about 5.5 inches wide and about 20 inches in circumference.  It's grafted together at the end for a seamless look.

Materials
Size US 13 (9mm) Knitting Needles
Cable Needle
Tapestry Needle
1/2 Skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn (or another Super Bulky Yarn)

Cast on 18 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 - 8: Repeat Row 1 for RS (odd numbered) rows and Row 2 for WS (even numbered) rows
Row 9: Sl 1, Place 4 STS on holder in front, K4, K STS on holder, Place next 4 STS on holder in back, K4, K STS on holder, K last stitch
Rows 10 - 26: Repeat Row 2 for WS rows and Row 1 for RS rows
Row 27: Sl 1, Place 4 STS on holder in front, K4, K STS on holder, Place next 4 STS on holder in back, K4, K STS on holder, K last stitch
Rows 28 - 44: Repeat Row 2 for WS rows and Row 1 for RS rows
Row 45: Sl 1, Place 4 STS on holder in front, K4, K STS on holder, Place next 4 STS on holder in back, K4, K STS on holder, K last stitch
Rows 46 - 62: Repeat Row 2 for WS rows and Row 1 for RS rows
Row 63: Sl 1, Place 4 STS on holder in front, K4, K STS on holder, Place next 4 STS on holder in back, K4, K STS on holder, K last stitch
Row 64 - 72: 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)

If you'd like to make it longer, after row 63, continue the cable row on every 18th row, completing 9 rows of ST ST after your last cable row.



Abbreviations:
K = Knit
P = Purl
RS = Right Side
SL = Slip
ST(S) = Stitch(es)
ST ST = Stockinette Stitch
WS = Wrong Side

17 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous; I can see all my grandchildren owning one each very soon, even if we are heading into our summer here in Australia..Thanks! Tm.

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  2. Thanks so much for posting this. I bought my yarn today!!

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  3. Very cute. I see this on my to do list. Thank you!

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  4. Love it, thank you! Been wondering what to do with this 3/4 skein of super bulky.

    But the #s in row 63 are off right? Should be 4 stitches on the stitch holder etc, just like all the other cable rows?

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  5. Thanks for share it!
    I did it and i posted on my blog your links.

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  6. Do you slip your stitches knitwise or purlwise?

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  7. Lovely neckwarmer & perfect for winter in Hong Kong. My 2-yr old put it on when she first saw it and didn't want to take it off for me to wash it. Thank you for sharing the design.

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  8. Row 1 - SL1, K to end ----- do you slip the provisional stitch? All the youtube instructions do not tell you how to go from provisional yarn to the yarn you want to use.

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  9. brilliant wee scarf, i have just finished it, im a beginner and found pattern easy to follow. only took me a couple of hours....x

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  10. What a great scarf! Can't wait to make some! Thanks for the pattern!

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  11. could someone please tell me you can print the pattern for the childs cowl, and if so how do you do it

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  12. I can't figure out why I am getting a huge hole in the middle of the cowl? I've only been knitting a few months, but this is driving me crazy.

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  13. I can't wait to do this I hope it works this is my first project off of a basic stitch I'm nervous but really like this for my 2yr old I hope I can do it :)

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  15. I am a very beginner knitter. i can do the basic stitch, and possibly can purl. What does it mean by holder? Is that an extra knitting needle that stitches are moved to to make the cable effect?

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