If you like bulky cabled cowls then here is a weekend project for you.
Large cables gives this big chunky feel and it is so easy to knit. Easy, if you have knitted cables before.
I used this yarn for the first time and I must say – I love it. I have very delicate skin, so I have to choose my yarn carefully. It fulfilled all my demands – it is natural and soft, won’t make my skin itch and outcome is absolutely delightful.
Pattern is for straight needles and buttons are for decorative purposes only.
- 250 g / 9 oz (410 yards) of DROPS Big Merino (I used color code 12 / maroon)
- straight needles size 5 mm / US 8
- cable needle
- sewing needle
Cowl measurements (without stretching):
- length: 65 cm / 25,5 inches
- width: 30 cm / 12 inches
- k – knit;
- p – purl;
- 10/10 RC – slip 10 stitches onto cable needle and hold back, knit next 10 stitches and then 10 stitches from cable needle;
- 10/10 LC – slip 10 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front, knit next 10 stitches and then 10 stitches from cable needle;
Cast on 90 stitches and knit 10 rows of 1:1 ribbing (knit 1, purl 1).
Row 1: k20, p5, k40, p5, k20;
Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16: p20, k5, p40, k5, p20;
Row 3: 10/10 RC, p5, 10/10 RC, 10/10 LC, p5, 10/10 LC;
Row 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15: k20, p5, k40, p5, k20;
Repeat this rows 1 to 16 for 8 times total (if you want bigger cowl then add pattern repeats).
Knit 10 rows of 1:1 ribbing. Cast off.
Overlap your ribbing edges so, that they’re on top of each other and sew edges.
And chart for chart people:
I hope you liked it. I’m thinking that I need to knit something to match with this cowl. Maybe a hat? Or mittens? Let me know, what you would want to see in this set I’m planning…