Fiddleback Cowl and Hat by Heather Storta

Fiddleback Cowl and Hat

November 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Fiddleback Cable
US 3 - 3.25 mm
700 - 800 yards (640 - 732 m)
One size
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Fiddleback wood, or Flame Maple, is a beautiful wood grain often used to make fiddles and guitars. When I came across this particular cable pattern it reminded me of the lovely undulating wood grain of the back of a fiddle. This wide cowl starts with a short section of rib which flows right into the cabled pattern. While not technically reversible, the wrong side of the fabric is attractive in its own way. Worked in a fingering weight yarn, the cowl has a nice drape and would be a warm and fashionable way to keep the winter chill away, while the matching hat is worked in a watchcap style and will do nicely keeping your ears warm.
Both charts and written directions are included.

Finished measurements: Cowl - Circumference 31”, Height 13”.
Hat - Up to 21” circumference, 8” height.

Cast On pattern errata/notes:
Chart for pattern available in the Cast On extras section at
Marker Movements:
Fiddleback Cable Chart:
Rounds 1, 5, 33: Move marker at end of rnd- work chart to last 2 sts before marker, rm, work last cable, pm at new beg of rnd after cable.
Rounds 15, 19, 23: Move marker at beg of rnd – rm, unknit last knit stitch from rnd before, pm, work chart.