Cable Cowl 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.

*Please scroll down to see the printable pattern*

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 to accommodate the number of stitches.

grey cowl

Cable Cowl Pattern

The cowl pattern is easy to follow, knitting in the round on circular needles because there are many stitches, the cable is really handy.

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

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 Intermediate
Estimated Cost $20

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, pm and join in the round being careful not to twist sts.
  • 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

This cable cowl knits up quickly in super bulky yarn, and the honeycomb stitch design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

You are welcome to sell items knit from this pattern, I just ask that you give pattern credit to Handy Little Me and link to www.handylittleme.com in any listings. Thank you!

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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