Rocky Creek Cowl
Wear this modern classic open and pulled down over one shoulder or buttoned closed for a luxurious neck warmer.
Design by Meghan Jones
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.
Lower circumference: Approx 32
(351/2) inches (buttoned) Upper circumference: 231/4 (241/2)
inches Length: 16 inches
• 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.