With days getting gloomier and windier, we start putting on more and more layers. Make yourself a shining star on the dark sky by knitting a warm cable cowl, and spicing it up with a gradient colour transition. Made in garter stitch, the cowl is simple to knit, even though it has a cable. Getting excited? Then have a detailed look at the cowl pattern and check the video to get more clarity. Still have questions? Then leave a note in the comment section and I’ll help you work it out. Happy knitting!
Knitting materials and knitting tools:
<> 16” Circular Knitting Needles 5 mm (UK 6/US 8).
<> Long mink wool – 75% wool, 25% nylon: 50 grams – 350 m per skein – in total 1.5 balls. Or any other Medium worsted or Aran yarn. Color of your choice.
Length: 32-33 cm (13 inches)
Width: 26-27 cm (10 inches)
Gauge: 15 stitches in = 4 inches in stockinette
Note for knitters:
Knit in two strands of yarn.
Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:
k – knit
p – purl
Cable 6 Back (C6B): Slip 6 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, k6 from the left hand needle, k6 from the extra needle.
Cable 6 Front (C6F): Slip 6 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, k6 from the left hand needle, k6 from the extra needle.
k2tog – knit two together
k1b – Knit one below
Gradient knit cable cowl pattern:
Сast on 80 stitches and join to knit in the round. Place marker if needed. If you are using invisible joining method cast on 81 stitches and check the video below of how to join in the round.
Round 1: purl all stitches around
Round 2: knit all stitches around
Rounds 3-6: repeat Rounds 1-2
Round 7 (increase round): [ k1b, k1] – 9 times, purl to end. (89 stitches)
Round 8: knit all sts around
Round 9: k18, p till the end
Round 10: C6F, k till the end
Round 11: k18, p till the end
Round 12: knit all sts around
Round 13: k18, p till the end
Round 14: knit all sts around
Round 15: k18, p till the end
Round 16: knit all sts around
Round 17: k18, p till the end
Round 18: k6, C6B, k till the end
Round 19: k18, p till the end
Round 20: knit all sts around
Round 21: k18, p till the end
Round 22: knit all sts around
Round 23: k18, p till the end
Round 24: knit all sts around
Round 25: k18, p till the end
Repeat Rounds 10-25 as many times as needed, and stop 1 round before the cable twist.
If you are doing the same color change as I do, at one point cut 1 gray yarn and tie the purple one, knit 5-6 rounds and then cut the second gray yarn and tie the second purple one.
At this point we are going to get rid off of stitches in the cable part that we have added at the beginning.
Round before next cable twist: [k2tog] – 9 times, p till the end.
Round with cable twist: it depends on what kind of twist you are going to make now (right leaning or left leaning), as you have now 9 stitches instead of 18, slip only 3 stitches to the extra needle to make C3F or C3B
Finish cowl with same 6 rounds as at the beginning.
Bind off and weave in all ends.