Knit Cabled Cowl
A chunky cable at the front of this cowl just increases the snuggle factor.
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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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.
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)
With 2 strands of yarn held tog, cast on 77 sts. Join, taking care not to twist sts, and pm for beg of rnd.
Rnd 1 Purl.
Inc rnd 2 K31, p2, [k2, M1] 4 times, k3, p2, k31— 81 sts.
Rnd 3 K31, p2, 10-st RC, k5, p2, k31.
Rnds 4–6 K31, p2, k15, p2, k31.
Rnd 7 K31, p2, k5, 10-st LC, p2, k31.
Rnds 8–10 K31, p2, k15, p2, k31. Rep rnds 3–10 until piece measures 12½"/32cm from beg, end with a rnd 7.
Next rnd K31, p2, [k1, k2tog] 4 times, k3, p2, k31—77 sts.
Bind off all sts purlwise.
Weave in ends. Block to measurements.