Ravensdowne Cowl by Margaret Kendall
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Ravensdowne Cowl

Knitting
January 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Bulky Stockinette - see below for Super Bulky gauge
US 13 - 9.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
260 - 350 yards (238 - 320 m)
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This pattern is also available for purchase in the Ravensdowne Collection eBook which includes both the Ravensdowne Hat and Cowl patterns.

A trio of plush cables is worked flat then joined to form a loop. The pattern is written for a super bulky cowl or a short, bulky infinity scarf. The length can be adjusted for either yarn weight. Instructions for an optional, removable super bulky button tab are also included.

The piece begins with a provisional cast-on and is completed by grafting the ends together. If you would prefer not to graft and are not bothered by a visible join, you may choose to use a three-needle bind-off to complete the loop.

Written and charted instructions are included. Those using the chart will need to refer to the written instructions with respect to casting on, finishing, and working the optional button tab.

Three versions:

  • Super Bulky cowl: 9” × 29” / 23 cm × 74 cm requires 212 yds / 194 m
  • Bulky Infinity scarf (short version): 6” x 38.5” / 15 cm × 98 cm requires 260 yds / 238 m
  • Bulky Infinity scarf (longer version): 6” × 49” / 15 cm × 125 cm requires 350 yds / 320 m 

Skills:
Cables
Grafting or three-needle bind-off
I-cord (button tab)
Knit
Purl
Provisional cast-on

Brief explanations of standard techniques (grafting, provisional cast-on, and three-needle bind-off) are found on Page 4. Experienced knitters may not need to print Page 4.

Other materials required:
Cable needle
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Waste yarn for provisional cast-on

Other materials required for optional super bulky button tab:
1.25 inch (3.2 cm) button
Double pointed needles US 13 (9 mm)

For guidance in yarn selection, gauge is provided in stockinette over 4 inches (10 cm):
Super Bulky on US 13 (9 mm) needles 9 stitches and 12 rows
Bulky on US 10 (6 mm) needles 14 stitches and 21 rows.

For best results, select a yarn with good stitch definition and a solid or slightly tonal color.

Some suggestions for super bulky yarns:
Classic Elite Yarns Toboggan
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick (shown in Colbalt)
Spud & Chloe Outer

Some suggestions for bulky/chunky yarns:
Berroco Vintage Chunky (shown in Oats)
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky (shown in Spice)
Malabrigo Chunky
Cascade 128 Superwash