Long Cabled Cowl

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We love Carrie’s knack for creating chic, must-have accessories that have simple and intuitive construction. Her warm, cabled cowl is no exception. The piece utilizes the beautiful stitch definition achieved when holding a 2-ply fingering-weight yarn doubled. Knit simply, like a scarf, the cowl is joined into a loop during finishing by way of a 3-needle Bind Off. The cabled braid that adorns the cowl features an unexpected detail: the garter stitch ground overtakes the traveling stockinette stitches during cable crosses on the RS.


  • Approximately 1050 yards of sport- or fingering-weight wool yarn, held double


  • 4 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee- Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)
  • Photographed in color Artifact
  • Sample is worked with yarn held double
  • 18 stitches & 36 rows = 4″ in garter stitch with yarn held double on Size A needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Size A needle:

  • One pair or straights (or circulars) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)
Finished dimensions
  • 10½” wide; 52″ long; measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking
  • Average Adult Female
Construction notes
  • Cowl begins with a Provisional Cast On and is worked flat, as for a scarf until it reaches sufficient length.
  • After knitting, provisional stitches are seamed together with live stitches from last row, using a 3-Needle Bind Off.
  • Instructions are provided in both written and charted formats.
Carrie Bostick Hoge
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