Sheep traversing a grassy green hill aren’t so dissimilar from clusters of cumulus clouds tracking across a bright blue sky. Fluffy, white, incredibly cozy (at least, in our imaginations!), sheep and clouds are naturally two of a kind. Cue Purl Soho’s new Merino Script.

Cable Cloud Cowl | Purl Soho

Merino Script is a single ply of weightless merino with a beautiful handspun quality. It is truly cloud-like, both in the skein and knit up as this Cable Cloud Cowl. Worked as a tube in the round with its ends grafted together, one side of the cowl features pretty cables, while the other is in simple garter stitch. The result is a two-layer puff of pure goodness, ripe for twisting, folding, draping and playing!

Cable Cloud Cowl | Purl Soho

Whichever way the wind blows or the clouds move, in our Cable Cloud Cowl you’ll be as warm and cozy as a sheep and as soft and fluffy as a cloud! -Laura

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Materials

Cable Cloud Cowl | Purl Soho

Gauge

21 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch

Size

Finished Dimensions: 30 inches in circumference by 12 ½ inches tall

Notes

All slipped stitches are to be slipped purlwise.

If you’re new to cables, you may find our Cable Tutorial a helpful starting point!

  • C3B (Cable 3 Back): Slip 3 stitches onto a cable needle and hold in back, knit 3, then knit 3 from cable needle
  • C3F (Cable 3 Front): Slip 3 stitches onto a cable needle and hold in front, knit 3, then knit 3 from cable needle
  • SBC (Single Back Cross): Slip 1 stitch onto a cable needle and hold in back, knit 3, then purl 1 from cable needle.
  • TFC (Triple Front Cross): Slip 3 stitches onto a cable needle and hold in front, purl 1, then knit 3 from cable needle.

Pattern

NOTE: This pattern is also available as a printer-friendly PDF. Just click here.

Begin

Use a Provisional Cast On to cast on 110 stitches.

Place marker and join for working in the round, being careful to not twist the stitches.

Round 1: K1, slip 3 with yarn in back (wyib), k1, p10, Triple Front Cross (TFC; see notes above), p4, Single Back Cross (SBC; see notes above), p6, TFC, p4, SBC, p10, k1, slip 3 wyib, k1, purl to end.

Round 2 and ever other even round: Knit.

Round 3: K1, slip 3 wyib, k1, p11, TFC, p2, SBC, p8, TFC, p2, SBC, p11, k1, slip 3 wyib, k1, purl to end.

Round 5: K1, slip 3 wyib, k1, p12, TFC, SBC, p10, TFC, SBC, p12, k1, slip 3 wyib, k1, purl to end.

Round 7: K1, slip 3 wyib, k1, p13, Cable 3 Front (C3F; see notes above), p12, C3F, p13, k1, slip 3 wyib, k1, purl to end.

Round 9: K1, slip 3 wyib, k1, p12, SBC, TFC, p10, SBC, TFC, p12, k1, slip 3 wyib, k1, purl to end.

Round 11: K1, slip 3 wyib, k1, p11, SBC, p2, TFC, p8, SBC, p2, TFC, p11, k1, slip 3 wyib, k1, purl to end.

Round 13: K1, slip 3 wyib, k1, p10, SBC, p4, TFC, p6, SBC, p4, TFC, p10, k1, slip 3 wyib, k1, purl to end.

Round 15: K1, slip 3 wyib, k1, p9, SBC, p6, TFC, p4, SBC, p6, TFC, p9, k1, slip 3 wyib, k1, purl to end.

Round 17: K1, slip 3 wyib, k1, p8, SBC, p8, TFC, p2, SBC, p8, TFC, p8, k1, slip 3 wyib, k1, purl to end.

Round 19: K1, slip 3 wyib, k1, p7, SBC, p10, TFC, SBC, p10, TFC, p7, k1, slip 3 wyib, k1, purl to end.

Round 21: K1, slip 3 wyib, k1, p6, SBC, p12, Cable 3 Back (C3B; see notes above), p12, TFC, p6, k1, slip 3 wyib, k1, purl to end.

Round 23: K1, slip 3 wyib, k1, p6, k3, p13, k6, p13, k3, p6, k1, slip 3 wyib, k1, purl to end.

Round 25: K1, slip 3 wyib, k1, p6, TFC, p12, Cable 3 Back, p12, SBC, p6, k1, slip 3 wyib, k1, purl to end.

Round 27: K1, slip 3 wyib, k1, p7, TFC, p10, SBC, TFC, p10, SBC, p7, k1, slip 3 wyib, k1, purl to end.

Round 29: K1, slip 3 wyib, k1, p8, TFC, p8, SBC, p2, TFC, p8, SBC, p8, k1, slip 3 wyib, k1, purl to end.

Round 31: K1, slip 3 wyib, k1, p9, TFC, p6, SBC, p4, TFC, p6, SBC, p9, k1, slip 3 wyib, k1, purl to end.

Repeat Rounds 1 – 32 six more times. On the sixth time, end with Round 31.

Cut yarn, leaving a 32-inch tail.

Finish

Cable Cloud Cowl | Purl Soho

Turn the tube of knitting inside out, weave in the ends and then turn the tube of knitting right side out.

Using a spare 24 or 32-inch circular needle the same size as or smaller than the needle you used to knit, pick up the 110 stitches of the Provisional Cast On.

Cable Cloud Cowl | Purl Soho

Bring the ends of the cowl around to meet each other, making sure there are no twists in the fabric.

Cable Cloud Cowl | Purl Soho

Thread the 32-inch tail onto a tapestry needle and holding the two needles parallel with the right side of the fabric facing you, use the Kitchener Stitch to graft one end of the tube to the other.

Cable Cloud Cowl | Purl SohoWeave in the remaining ends and block as desired.