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Soft Cabled Cowl

Andrea Rangel Knits
Knitting
December 2009
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
218 - 300 yards (199 - 274 m)
S (L) - 18 (21) in/46 (53) cm neck circumference
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This cowl is worked with 2 strands of Rowan Lima held together for a very dense, soft, and warm fabric. It features large, sculptural cables and a three-button closure.

Use a double pointed needle or straight cable needle to work the cable sections. This helps to accommodate the large number of stitches being worked.

Sizes & Finished Measurements
S (L): 17 (21) in/43 (53) cm neck circumference

Yarn
Rowan Lima (84% Baby Alpaca, 8% Merino, 8% Nylon; 109 yds per 50g skein); 2 (3) skeins; color: 884 Cusco;

Note: Size S takes almost exactly 2 skeins. You may wish to get an extra just in case.

Blocked Gauge
18 sts/25 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch holding 2 strands of Lima together

Needles and Notions
Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.

US #9/5.5 mm needles

straight cable needle or size US #9/5.5 or smaller dpn
three 0.75 in/2 cm buttons
tapestry needle

Skills
knit, purl, cabling, sewing buttons on