Our Cozy Cable Cowl is a knitting trifecta: it’s easy to make, knits up in no time, and uses our incredibly soft Lanecardate Feltro. It’s a surefire project when you need to quickly make something warm and beautiful for yourself or someone you love!

Cozy Cable Cowl | Purl Soho

Inspired by our Chunky Cable Hat, the Cowl version uses a combination of three simple cables that never get boring. It also includes subtle shaping hidden among the cables for a flattering (and cozy!) fit.

Cozy Cable Cowl | Purl Soho

This Cozy Cable Cowl happily drapes over or tucks under your winter coat, either way living up to its name! –Kristy

Cozy Cable Cowl | Purl Soho

Designed by Purl Soho designer, Kristina McGowan. Click here to see even more of Kristina’s designs!

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Materials

Cozy Cable Cowl | Purl Soho
  • 3 skeins of Purl Soho’s Lanecardate Feltro, 75% superfine wool, 25% Caregora angora. Each skein is 98 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 250 yards required. We used the color Oatmeal. (NOTE: We no longer offer Lanecardate Feltro, but choose from one of our other super bulky weight yarns.)
  • A US 15 (10mm), 24-inch circular needle
  • A large cable stitch holder
  • A jumbo stitch marker

Gauge

10 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

14 stitches = 4 inches in 2 x 1 rib, unstretched

16 stitches = 4 inches in 2 x 2 rib, unstretched

Size

Finished height: 12 inches

Finished circumference: 28 inches at the bottom, 24 inches at the top

Notes

C8f [cable 8 front]: Slip 4 stitches onto cable stitch holder and hold in front of work K2, p2 from left needle, then k2, p2 from cable holder.

C7f [cable 7 front]: Slip 4 stitches onto cable stitch holder and hold in front of work. K2, p1 from left needle, then k2, p2 from cable holder.

C6f [cable 6 front]: Slip 3 stitches onto cable stitch holder and hold in front of work. K2, p1 from left needle, then k2, p1 from cable holder.

If you’ve never knit a cable before, you may want to check out our Cable Tutorial. It will show you the basic concept for making cables, although not these specific ones.

Pattern

Begin

Cast on 112 stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.

Place a marker and join to work in the round, being careful to not twist the stitches.

Round 1: *K2, p2, repeat from * to end of round.

Rounds 2-9: Repeat Round 1.

Round 10 (Cable Round): C8f 14 times. (See NOTES, above.)

Repeat Rounds 1-10 once more and then Rounds 1-8.

Next Round (Decrease Round): *K2, p2, k2, p2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [98 stitches]

Next Round (Cable Round): C7f 14 times. (See NOTES, above.)

Next Round: *K2, p1, k2, p2, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat previous round 7 more times.

Next Round (Decrease Round): *K2, p1, k2, p2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [84 stitches]

Next Round (Cable Round): C6f 14 times. (See NOTES, above)

Next Round: *K2, p1, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat previous round 8 more times.

Bind off all stitches in 2 x 1 rib.

Finish

Weave in ends and block as desired.

Cozy Cable Cowl | Purl Soho

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