Rocky Creek Cowl

Wear this mod­ern clas­sic open and pulled down over one shoul­der or but­toned closed for a lux­u­ri­ous neck warmer.

Creative Knitting - - COMFY & COZY - De­sign by MEGHAN JONES

De­sign by Meghan Jones

Sizes

Woman’s small (large) In­struc­tions are given for smaller size, with larger size in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to both sizes.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

Lower cir­cum­fer­ence: Ap­prox 32

(351/2) inches (but­toned) Up­per cir­cum­fer­ence: 231/4 (241/2)

inches Length: 16 inches

Ma­te­ri­als

• Manos del Uruguay Glo­ria (worsted weight; 100% su­per­wash merino wool; 219 yds/100g per skein): 3 skeins plata #G2543 • Size 7 (4.5mm) 24- and 16-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dles or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Stitch mark­ers • Ca­ble nee­dle • 6 (3/4-inch) but­tons • Sewing thread and nee­dle

Gauge

20 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches/10cm in

Ca­ble pat, blocked. 20 sts and 27 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in

Bro­ken Rib pat, blocked. To save time, take time to check

gauge.

Spe­cial Ab­bre­vi­a­tions

3 over 4 Right Cross (3/4 RC): Sl 4 sts to cn and hold in back; k3, k4 from cn. Slip marker (sm): Slip marker from

LH to RH nee­dle.

Pat­tern Stitches

Edge (3 sts) Row 1: K1, sl 1 wyif, k1. Row 2: Sl 1 wyif, k1, sl 1 wyif. Band Rib (mul­ti­ple of 18 sts + 2) Row 1: *P2, k3, p1, k3; rep from * to

last 2 sts, p2. Row 2: *K2, p3, k1, p3; rep from * to

last 2 sts, k2. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat. Ca­ble (mul­ti­ple of 18 sts + 2) Note: A chart is pro­vided for those pre­fer­ring to work Ca­ble pat from a chart. Row 1: *P3, [k1, p1] 3 times, p2, 3/4

RC; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Row 2: *P7, k2, [p1, k1] 4 times, k1;

rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Row 3: *P3, [k1, p1] 3 times, p2, k7;

rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Row 4: *P7, k2, [p1, k1] 4 times, k1;

rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Rows 5–10: Rep [Rows 3 and 4]

3 times. Row 11: *P3, [k1, p1] 3 times, p2,

3/4 RC; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Row 12: *P7, k2, [p1, k1] 4 times, k1;

rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Row 13: *P2, 3/4 RC, p3, [k1, p1] 3

times; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Row 14: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k1, p7, k2;

rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Row 15: *P2, k7, p3, [k1, p1] 3 times;

rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Row 16: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k1, p7, k2;

rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Rows 17–22: Rep [Rows 15 and 16]

3 times. Row 23: *P2, 3/4 RC, p3, [k1, p1]

3 times; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2. Row 24: *[P1, k1] 4 times, k1, p7, k2;

rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. Rep Rows 1–24 for pat.

Bro­ken Rib (even num­ber of sts) Rnd 1: Purl. Rnds 2–6: *K1, p1; rep from * around. Rep Rnds 1–6 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Cabled sec­tion of cowl is worked flat on longer cir­cu­lar nee­dle; do not join. When com­plete, the cabled sec­tion is joined in the round with front bands over­lap­ping. Stitches are picked up around the edge, then up­per ribbed sec­tion is worked in the round.

Cowl

Lower Cabled Sec­tion Us­ing longer nee­dle, cast on 60 sts;

do not join. Row 1 (RS): Work 3-st Edge pat, pm;

work Band Rib to last st, k1. Row 2: K1, work Band Rib to marker,

work 3-st Edge pat. Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2,

slip­ping marker. Row 5 (but­ton­hole row): Work Edge pat, p2, *k1, yo, k2­tog, p1, k3, p2; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 6: Rep Row 2. Rows 7 and 8: Rep Rows 1 and 2. Row 9: Work Edge pat, work Row 1 of

Ca­ble pat to last st, k1. Row 10: K1, work Row 2 of Ca­ble pat

to marker, work Edge pat. Work even un­til 8 (9) reps of 24-row

Ca­ble pat are com­plete. Rep [Rows 1 and 2] 4 times. Bind off all sts in pat; do not cut

yarn—1 st rem on RH nee­dle. Up­per Ribbed Sec­tion Note: Change to 16-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle when sts no longer fit com­fort­ably on longer nee­dle. With RS fac­ing and Edge pat at bot­tom, over­lap front bands of Lower Cabled Sec­tion (with but­ton­hole band in front of but­ton band) to form a cir­cle. With first st still on RH nee­dle, pick up and knit 5 sts through both layers of front bands, then pick up and knit 144 (162) more sts around lower sec­tion (ap­prox 3 sts for ev­ery 4 rows); pm for beg of rnd and join—150 (168) sts. Work 6 rnds in Bro­ken Rib. Dec rnd: [P3 (2), p2­tog] 30 (42)

times—120 (126) sts. Con­tin­u­ing in Bro­ken Rib, work Rnds

2–6, then work [Rnds 1–6] 4 times. Bind off all sts pwise. Fin­ish­ing Weave in ends. Block gen­tly to open Ca­ble pat. Us­ing match­ing thread, sew but­tons to but­ton band op­po­site but­ton­holes.

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