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Cabled Cowl

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Cabled Cowl

The Size:
Finished measurements:
Height 11.5", circumference 23"

The Materials:
Berroco Vintage, 2 skeins 5120
US# 7 & 9 needles

The Gauge:
7 sts/in for braid ribbing on #7
5.25 sts/in for slip stitch rib pattern on #9

The Knitting:

For this cowl the braided sections are knit separately and then braided. The bottom slip stitch rib panel is knit separately and then seamed onto the lower edge of the braid or can be attached as it's knit (see Optional Knit On below).

Braid:
Using #7 needles, cast on nine stitches. Work in k1, p1 rib for 33". Make three. Braid sections and pin slightly overlapping ends together; these will be sewn when finishing. Piece should measure about 28" (it will shorten when finishing).

Bottom Slip Stitch Rib Panel:
Using #9 needles, cast on 49 stitches.
Row 1: *p1, yarn in back, slip 1 as if to purl* repeat * to * to last stitch, end p1.
Row 2: Purl.
Repeat these two rows until piece is same length as braid. Bind off on purl row.

Finishing:
Sew slip stitch rib panel to long edge of braid. Seam short edges together to form cowl leaving braided edges overlapped slightly.

Optional Knit On Bottom Panel (intended for experienced knitters):
Row 1: *p1, yarn in back, slip 1 as if to purl* repeat * to * to last stitch, end slip one as if to knit, slip one edge stitch from braid, then knit these two stitches together (this attaches the bottom panel to the braid).
Row 2: purl.
Repeat - catching every other row on braid edge at the end of row 1.



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