Octet Cowl by Meridith Shepherd

Octet Cowl

February 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in Slipped Stitch Ribbing
US 8 - 5.0 mm
230 - 250 yards (210 - 229 m)
One Size
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A musical term indicating that eight voices or instruments work in harmony to create a musical piece, Octet is a cowl with one cable crossing, repeated eight times and placed on a lush backdrop of slipped stitch ribbing.
The Octet Cowl pattern provides instructions for reversible cabling, making this a great way to learn a new technique. The pattern can be worked by following the chart or the provided written directions.

Since the cowl uses a very small amount of the second ball of yarn, I am offering a free coordinating mitts pattern, Octet Mitts, to those who post finished projects, with photos to their notebooks. There is no need to send me a PM, but please feel free to let me know if you’d like to get started on your mitts as soon as possible.

• 2 skeins or 240 yards of Malabrigo Rios or Malabrigo Worsted, or similar worsted weight yarn
• US size 8, 24 inch circular needle
• Stitch Markers
• Cable Needle
• Tapestry Needle

Finished Size
30” circumference and 7” tall

Skill Level
Intermediate. Requires cabling and stitch patterns