Cable Cowl Free Knitting Pattern | The Melina

cable cowl

This cable cowl is knit with an interesting cable pattern.

The grey winter cowl is knitted using a repeated honeycomb pattern and will keep you warm during the colder months.

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grey cable knit cowl

Cowl Knitting Pattern

It is very versatile, as it can be worn up high to protect your head when it is really cold, or down to keep your neck and shoulders warm.

This is an intermediate level knitting pattern, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, k2tog, CF (cable forward) and CB (cable back) as well as knitting on either circular needles or double pointed needles.

grey cowl

Cable Cowl Pattern

The cowl pattern is easy to follow, knitting in the round on circular needles, you could knit on DPN’s if it is your preference.

This knitting pattern is great for any beginners who are learning how to knit, as it is a great project for learning the basic knitting stitches and also to learn how to cable.

If you would like to make more knitted items for women, please take a look at the other patterns in the women’s knitting pattern library.

knitted cowl

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Yield: The Melina Cable Cowl

The Melina Cable Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

This chunky cowl is knit with an interesting cable pattern. The grey winter cowl is knitted using a repeated honeycomb pattern and will keep you warm during the colder months.
Active Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Difficulty Easy/beginner

Materials

  • 2 x Skeins of super bulky yarn – I used two strands knit together of Alize Classic Lanagold in shade 182.
  • To substitute this, you could use Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick / Rowan big wool etc.

Tools

  • 12 mm (US 17) 24″ Circular Knitting Needles
  • 12 mm (US 17) knitting needle – either a cable needle or a knitting needle, I used a knitting needle.
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure

Instructions

  • Cast on 96 stitches.
  • Row 1 – Purl
  • Row 2 – Knit
  • Row 3 – Purl
  • Row 4 – Knit
  • Begin the honeycomb pattern >
  • Row 1 – *C4F, C4B, rep from * to end
  • Row 2 – Knit
  • Row 3 – Knit
  • Row 4 – Knit
  • Row 5 – *C4B, C4F, rep from * to end
  • Row 6 – Knit
  • Row 7 – Knit
  • Row 8 – Knit
  • Repeat rows *1-8* of the honeycomb pattern until the piece measures – 12″.
  • After the last row of the honeycomb pattern at your desired length – Knit 1 row.
  • Then >>
  • Row 1 – Purl
  • Row 2 – Knit
  • Row 3 – Purl
  • Row 4 – Cast off in Knit

Notes

Abbreviations >

Approx = Approximately

Beg = Begin(ning)

Cont = Continue(ing)

C4F – Cable 4 forward

C4B – Cable 4 back

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together

P – Purl

M1 = Make 1 stitch

Rem = Remaining

Rep = Repeat

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

St(s) = Stitch(es)

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