Luge by Sue Lazenby
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January 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 16.5 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern / stocking stitch (before blocking)
7.0 mm
240 - 250 yards (219 - 229 m)
2 depths: 8.5'' & 9.5'' deep x 46'' long but easily customisable in yarn of your choice
This pattern is available for £3.25 GBP buy it now

Also available as part of the Winter Warmers collection.

Fast yet interesting like the Luge run, bold twisty cables run spiralling against bands of large snowflake lace. The sort of cowl you’ll want to snuggle into on a chill winter’s day to protect against the Arctic wind.

The cowl has two versions, standard loop & a deeper shaped one and is easily customised for size depending on choice of yarn and number of repeats. It is worked in the round, has an easy lace pattern including dropped stitches and is suitable for the intermediate knitter. The 8 row repeat is easy to memorise and, using chunky yarn, can be easily knitted in a couple of evenings or a weekend. There are also wristers (wrist warmers / fingerless mitts) in a similar but not identical pattern.

Please note: this pattern has now been completely revamped & tech edited to make it hopefully error free & much easier to work from.

Standard cowl: approx. circumference 46’’ / 117 cm; depth 8.5’’ / 21.5 cm.
Deeper shaped cowl: approx. circumference 46’’ / 117 cm; depth 9.5’’ / 24 cm. Around top 32’’ / 81 cm
Wristers: to fit average women’s hands. Approx. circumference 9 ‘’ / 23 cm; length 5.5’’ / 14 cm.

GAUGE: 4” / 10 cm over stocking stitch before blocking: 12 sts / 16 rows

Yarn: chunky (super bulky) weight. A thinner yarn can be used by adjusting CO sts & rows.
Standard cowl, approximately 198 yd / 181 m.
Deeper shaped cowl, approximately 190 yd / 174 m.
Wristers, approximately 60 yd / 55 m, chunky (super bulky) weight.
Needles: 40” / 100 cm circular needle: US # 10.5 / 7 mm or size for gauge.
DPNS or short circular in same size if preferred for the wristers.

Notions: cable needle; 1 stitch marker.

SKILL LEVEL: intermediate (3 / 5).

SKILLS NEEDED: knitting in round, cabling, lace knitting, dropped sts, decreasing in pattern (shaped cowl).

The detailed instructions are fully written as well as charted throughout. The pattern has been fully tech edited and tested.

I’d love to see your progress / finished cowl over in the
suseknits group.

NB: New regs in the EU (as of 13 june ‘14) mean that patterns aren’t refundable after download. HOWEVER if you’re unhappy in any way with your pattern I can still offer a refund / replacement. My T&Cs are here: