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Cable Strips Cowl

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Sprinrite
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Patons® Classic Wool Worsted™ 1 ball [3.5 oz/100 g; 210 yds/192 m] Plum Heather
  • Size U.S. 8 needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch holders

    • GAUGE: 19 sts and 25 rows = 4" in stocking st.

    • MEASUREMENTS: Approx 28" around x 6"wide.

    • DIRECTIONS:

    • Back Neck
    • Cast on 9 sts.
    • Beg on a knit row, work 6 rows in stocking st.
    • Divide into Strips: Next row: [RS]. [K3. Place these sts on holder] twice. K3. Cont on last 3 sts for Strip One.

    • Strip One
    • **1st row: [WS]. Purl.
    • 2nd row: Kfb. Knit to end of row.
    • Rep last 2 rows 6 times more, then 1st row once. 10 sts.
    • 1st row: C5BP. ssk. K3. 9 sts.
    • 2nd row: P4. K2. P3.
    • 3rd row: K3. P2. Kfb. K3. 10 sts.
    • 4th row: P5. K2. P3.
    • 5th row: K3. P2. K5.
    • 6th row: P5. K2. P3.
    • 7th row: K3. K2tog. C5FP. 9 sts.
    • 8th row: P3. K2. P4.
    • 9th row: K3. Kfb. P2. K3. 10 sts.
    • 10th row: P3. K2. P5.
    • 11th row: K5. P2. K3.
    • 12th row: P3. K2. P5.**
    • Rep last 12 rows for pat until Strip measures approx 26" [66 cm], ending on a 12th row.
    • Next row: [RS]. ssk. Knit to end of row.
    • Next row: Purl.
    • Next row: Knit to last 2 sts. ssk.
    • Next row: Purl.
    • Rep last 4 rows twice more. 4 sts.
    • Next row: K1. ssk. K1. 3 sts. Leave rem sts on a st holder.

    • Strip Two
    • Slip center 3 sts from Back Neck onto needles and rejoin yarn.
    • Next row: [RS]. Kfb. Knit to end of row.
    • Next row: Purl.
    • Next row: Knit to last 2 sts. Kfb. K1.
    • Next row: Purl.
    • Rep last 4 rows once more. 7 sts.
    • Next row: [RS]. Kfb. Knit to last 2 sts. Kfb. K1.
    • Next row: Purl.
    • Rep last 2 rows 5 times more. 17 sts.
    • Next row: Knit to last 2 sts. Kfb. K1. 18 sts.
    • Next row: Purl.
    • Proceed in pat as follows:
    • 1st row: [RS]. [K3. P4. K1] twice. K2.
    • 2nd row: [P3. K3. P3] twice.
    • 3rd row: K3. P2. K8. P2. K3.
    • 4th row: P3. K1. P10. K1. P3.
    • 5th row: K3. P1. K10. P1. K3.
    • 6th row: [P3. K3. P3] twice.
    • 7th row: C3F. P1. C5BP. C5FP. P1. C3B.
    • 8th row: [P3. K1] twice. K2. [K1. P3] twice.
    • 9th row: [K3. P1] twice. P2. [P1. K3] twice.
    • 10th and 11th rows: As 8th and 9th rows.
    • 12th row: As 10th row.
    • 13th row: C3F. P1. C5FP. C5BP. P1. C3B.
    • 14th row: As 2nd row.
    • Rep rows 3rd to 14th rows for pat until Strip measures approx 22" [56 cm], ending on a 14th row of pat.
    • Next row: [RS]. ssk. Knit to last 2 sts. ssk.
    • Next row: Purl.
    • Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 10 sts.
    • Next row: [RS]. ssk. Knit to end of row.
    • Next row: Purl.
    • Next row: Knit to last 2 sts. ssk.
    • Next row: Purl.
    • Rep last 4 rows twice more. 4 sts.
    • Next row: [RS]. K1. ssk. K1. 3 sts. Leave rem sts on a st holder.

    • Strip Three
    • Slip last 3 sts from Back Neck onto needles and rejoin yarn.
    • Rep from ** to ** as given for Strip One.
    • Rep rows last 12 rows until Strip measures approx 18", ending on a 12th row.
    • Next row: [RS]. ssk. Knit to end of row.
    • Next row: Purl.
    • Next row: Knit to last 2 sts. ssk.
    • Next row: Purl.
    • Rep last 4 rows twice more. 4 sts.
    • Next row: [RS]. K1. ssk. K1. 3 sts.
    • Join Strips: Slip all sts from Strip Two and Strip One onto same needle as rem 3 sts from Strip Three – 9 sts total.
    • Beg on a purl row, work 5 rows in stocking st. Cast off.
    • Sew cast on and cast off edges of Back Neck tog.

    • ABBREVIATIONS:
    • Approx = Approximately
    • Beg = Beginning
    • K = Knit
    • Kfb = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
    • K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
    • C3B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K1, then K2 from cable needle
    • C3F = Slip next stitch onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K1 from cable needle
    • C5BP = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then P2 from cable

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