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Knit Cabled Cowl

A chunky cable at the front of this cowl just increases the snuggle factor.

knit cabled cowl

Photography: Sixth & Spring Books

Source: Sixth & Spring Books


This knitting pattern was designed by Audrey Drysdale for "60 Quick Knits for Beginners: Easy Projects for New Knitters in 220 Superwash® from Cascade Yarns®."


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Stitch Glossary

10-st LC Sl 5 sts to cn and hold to front, k5, k5 from cn.

10-st RC Sl 5 sts to cn and hold to back, k5, k5 from cn.


Knitted Measurements

Circumference: 29 inches / 73.5 centimeters

Length: 13 inches / 33 centimeters

Note: Work with 2 strands of yarn held together throughout.

Optional: Rather than knitting with 2 strands of the same color, try one strand each of different colors for a marled effect.


  • Three 3 ½-ounce / 100-gram hanks (each approx. 150 yards / 137.5 meters) of Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Aran (superwash merino wool) in #1946 Silver Grey

  • Size 11 (8-milimeter) circular needle, 24-inch / 60-centimeter long, or size to obtain gauge 

  • Cable needle (cn)

  • Stitch marker


  1. With 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 77 sts. Join, taking care not to twist sts, and pm for beg of rnd.

  2. Rnd 1 Purl.

  3. Inc rnd 2 K31, p2, [k2, M1] 4 times, k3, p2, k31— 81 sts.

  4. Rnd 3 K31, p2, 10-st RC, k5, p2, k31.

  5. Rnds 4–6 K31, p2, k15, p2, k31.

  6. Rnd 7 K31, p2, k5, 10-st LC, p2, k31.

  7. Rnds 8–10 K31, p2, k15, p2, k31. Rep rnds 3–10 until piece measures 12½"/32cm from beg, end with a rnd 7.

  8. Next rnd K31, p2, [k1, k2tog] 4 times, k3, p2, k31—77 sts.

    Bind off all sts purlwise.

  9. Weave in ends. Block to measurements.

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