Posted by: kunderthedesk | November 30, 2009

Cables & Eyelets Cowl Pattern

Photo copyright to Dianna Potter of Paper-Tiger.net

Hey there, KUTD readers! I hope you all had a fabulous and thankful holiday weekend full of good food, good friends, and family. There’s a bit of a chill in the air this week and I’ve been checking items off of my list that I’m making for Christmas gifts. One item in particular seemed like a great KUTD-able pattern suggestion for you. I present the Cables & Eyelets Cowl by Dianna Potter of Paper Tiger. The post that talks about the pattern doesn’t have a direct link, so you’ll have to scroll down the page a bit to get to the PDF link, but it’s there!

To create a lovely Cables & Eyelets Cowl of your very own, you’ll want a 16″ US size 5 circular needle, or US size 5 DPNs for working in the round. The pattern calls for approximately 200 yards of sport weight yarn. Don’t forget a stitch marker and tapestry needle for finishing! I like that it’s a simple in the round project, but unlike most in-the-round projects I do (hats!) I don’t have to worry about decreasing. If you can do some basic ribbing and follow a simple 12 row chart four times, you can handle this project. It’s a quick knit and would make a great gift.

The Cables & Eyelets Cowl was an adapted pattern based on Jackie Lauseng’s “Hermione’s Cable & Eyelet Hat” at JL Yarnworks. Perhaps you should check it out if you love the look of the beautiful cables and eyelets :) I think what I love about this pattern is the simplicity of adding a cable¬†and eyelet combination that gives the whole cowl a gentle feminine, romantic look.¬† It would be perfect for suriving British Columbia winters, which is why I am planning to knit one soon for my step-MIL in time for Christmas.

I hope you enjoyed today’s KUTD-able pattern suggestion. Stay tuned, as before you know it… it will be December! That means all kinds of holiday patterns that are soon to come. Enjoy the last day of November and see you back here Wednesday. Happy knitting!

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