Humboldt Cowl by Kathy Simpson

Humboldt Cowl

January 2016
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 4 inches
US 11 - 8.0 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
One size
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

NOTE: CO is 36 stitches. You will have a 12 stitch garter on either side of the cable. Updated PDF for download is coming soon.


Two skeins Madelintosh ASAP
#11 US 16 inch circular needles
A long cable needle
Two stitch markers
A tapestry needle

This cowl is knit flat on a pair of circular needles. If you prefer to knit with straight needles I recommend US 11 14 inch.

The cowl has a 6x6 cable through its middle with a 24 stitch garter ribbing on either side. The cable stitch comes on every 10th row, and there are 6 cable crosses through the whole cowl. Mattress stitch is used to seam the cowl, so be sure to leave a tail after the cast on.

If you’re a beginner and unsure of knitting a cable pattern, this pattern will help you learn. It’s very easy and explained in plain english.