Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Cable and Seed Stitch Cowl Pattern...

Well, here it is.... I am heading off to Australia for a week on Tuesday so I am hoping when I come back that there will be plenty of links for me too see your versions.... but that is only if you want to make it... you don't have to - no pressure. I do have to say however, that I am really pleased with this pattern - the seed stitch (also known as moss stitch) gives the cowl strength so that it doesn't curl in on itself - however you can scrunch it down so that you have plenty of breathing space... Have fun with it!!!


Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
c4tf = Slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold to the front. Knit the next 2 stitches from the knitting needle and then knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
c8tf = Slip 4 stitches onto cable needle and hold to the front. Knit the next 3 stitches from the knitting needle and then knit the 4 stitches from the cable needle.
I used 8mm needles and worked two balls of 12 ply wool at once (which was very easy).
Cast on 30 stitches.
Row 1. k1, p1, k1, (k4), k1, p1, k1, p1, (k8), k1, p1, k1, p1, (k4), p1, k1, p1.
Row 2. p1, k1, p1, (p4), p1, k1, p1, k1, (p8), p1, k1, p1, k1, (p4),  k1, p1, k1.
Row 3. k1, p1, k1, (k4), k1, p1, k1, p1, (k8), k1, p1, k1, p1, (k4), p1, k1, p1.
Row 4. p1, k1, p1, (p4), p1, k1, p1, k1, (p8), p1, k1, p1, k1, (p4),  k1, p1, k1.
Row 5. k1, p1, k1,  (c4tf), k1, p1, k1, p1, (k8), k1, p1, k1, p1, (c4tf), p1, k1, p1.
Row 6. p1, k1, p1, (p4), p1, k1, p1, k1, (p8), p1, k1, p1, k1, (p4), k1, p1, k1.
Row 7. k1, p1, k1, (k4), k1, p1, k1, p1, (k8), k1, p1, k1, p1, (k4), p1, k1, p1.
Row 8. p1, k1, p1, (p4), p1, k1, p1, k1, (p8), p1, k1, p1, k1, (p4), k1, p1, k1.
Row 9. k1, p1, k1, (k4), k1, p1, k1, p1, (k8), k1, p1, k1, p1, (k4), p1, k1, p1.
Row 10. p1, k1, p1, (p4), p1, k1, p1, k1, (p8), p1, k1, p1, k1, (p4),  k1, p1, k1.
Row 11. k1, p1, k1, (c4tf), k1, p1, k1, p1, (c8tf), k1, p1, k1, p1, (c4tf),  p1, k1, p1.
Row 12. p1, k1, p1, (p4), p1, k1, p1, k1, (p8), p1, k1, p1, k1, (p4), k1, p1, k1.
Repeat rows 1 - 12 until cowl has reached enough length to be wrapped either once or twice around the neck then bind off. Sew ends together.



p.s. This is how you can wear it if you skin is looking a little less than smooth. I thoroughly recommend it.

7 comments:

patchworkandlace said...

It looks so cozy and warm and i would love to give it a go but im not that good at knitting i can really just manage basic stitches but i will definately try xxx

Truly Myrtle said...

Looks great! I love the oversized cables - thanks for the pattern. Have a great time away - I am unlikely to have one finished in the next week ;) but, I will have a go for our Autumn...

Alessandra said...

thank you for sharing this beauty with us!!!
xxxx Alessandra

roz said...

wonderful cowl...
but how about the pink frothy number on the wall in the background
that is gorgeous!

Lily said...

What a lovely cosy cowl. My Mam is alsways cold and I will put this on my 'pending' pile for her. Have a lovely trip! Lily. xxx

Sarah (Crafts from the Cwtch) said...

You know I think I have the perfect yarn for that.... although it's meant to be summer here and I can't bear the thought of knitting it now, so I'll bookmark it for later! :)

Soleil said...

Hello Kate!
I’m passing on to you the "Sunshine Award” if you want it of course. Take a look here, please: http://olgasoleil.blogspot.ie/2012/06/sunshine-award.html
I wish you a sunny day!
Olga ☼

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