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Available Sizes: One

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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Knit Flat {Back & Forth}

Knit & Purl Stitches

Cable Stitch



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 125 – 130 yards {114 – 119 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needle Size: US 13 {9mm} Knitting Needles

Extras: Cable Needle, 3 Buttons


Yarn Substitutes:

Cascade Lana Grande

Lang Yarns Virginia

Phildar Phil Alaska

Rowan Big Wool Yarn

MillaMia Super Chunky

Read more about yarn substitutions here {+ video}.



Measurements, before seaming: 26″ wide x 10″ height {66cm x 25cm}

Gauge: 11 STS & 13 rows per 4″ {10cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight, without buttons: 7.3oz {207g}



Not reversible.

CO edge is the height.

Knit using the cable knit stitch.

This cowl is knit flat, when you’re finished knitting you’ll sew the CO & BO edges together making it a cowl.



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Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:


Row 1, 3, 5, 7 {WS}: *P2, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2, P2*

Row 2, 4, 6 {RS}: *P4, K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P4*

Row 8 {RS}: *P4, C6F, P2, C6F, P2, C6F, P4*

Repeat rows 1-8, 9 more times

Row 81 {WS}: *P2, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2, P2*

Row 82 {RS}: *P4, K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P4*

Row 83 {WS}: *P2, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2, P2*

Make button holes, if desired, if not repeat EVEN and ODD rows above:

Row 84 {RS}: P4, *K2, BO3, K1, P2* P4

Row 85 {WS}: P2, *K2, P2, INC3, P1* K2, P2

Row 86 {RS}: *P4, K6, P2, K6, P2, K6, P4*

Row 87 {WS}: *P2, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2, P6, K2, P2*

Row 88 {RS}: BO in pattern

Reinforce buttonholes, if desired.

Weave in the ends

Block, if desired.



* – * – repeat between *

BO – bind-off

C6F – cable6front {Transfer 3 stitches to a cable needle and hold it in the front of your work, knit the next 3 stitches and then knit the 3 stitches off the cable needle}

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

INC1 – make 1 stitch {I used a backwards loop}

K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

RS – right side

STS – stitches

WS – wrong side




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