September 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch/Stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
220 yards (201 m)
60cm/24” around x 20cm/8” deep. Customisable.
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A twisting, twining cowl with deep cables.

I love the deep shadows and rich texture of Umbra; I feel warmer just looking at this cowl. The idea of wearing it come winter makes me smile. I’ll be ready.

Choose a pop of colour you love, or knit more than one!

Knit flat in bulky yarn, this is a quick and easy cable project. It’s a great gift-knit. You can make a regular cast-on and seam it closed, or make a provisional cast-on and graft it together. This is an easy intermediate project.

BOTH written instructions AND a chart are included for the cables.

At the end of every pattern in Knit Play Colour, you will find ideas on how to “play” with the design. Play with the weight of yarn, colours and sizing on this little project – for dramatically different results.

All the help you need in changing the yarn weight you want to use is in the Play section following the pattern. I recommend DK/light worsted through to super-bulky yarns.

60cm/24” around x 20cm/8” deep

Chunky/bulky yarn (approx 100m/110yds per 100g skein) 200m/220 yds
6mm/US 10 needles
Cable needle in same size as main needles
6 x Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Optional seamless finish: materials for provisional cast-on, such as waste yarn and crochet hook

Eden Cottage Yarns Whitfell Chunky (100% baby alpaca, 100m/109yds per 100g skein) 2 x Echinacea (pink).
The Fibre Company Tundra (60% baby alpaca, 30% Merino wool, 10% silk, 110m/120yds per 100g skein) 2 x Diablo Beach (blue).

14 sts per 10cm/4” over Stocking Stitch/Stockinette using 6mm/US 10 needles or size needed to get gauge.

Some of the ideas on how to “Play” with the yarn used in the pattern pattern are shown at the bottom left. They are shown together with the pink Echinacea sample, to give an idea of the change in scale of the cables with different yarns:

  • Go super-bulky in Malabrigo Rasta in Piedras (autumnal colours).
  • Perfect for handspun, such as Porpoisefur Shetland in Crystal Violet
  • Make a 1-skein unisex gift in Fyberspates Vivacious DK in Pebble Beach (grey blue)

Join our Cosy Cables KAL starting 1st Nov and get ahead with your gift knitting this year. And there are prizes to be won!

For more about playing with this pattern, including these ideas, visit the Umbra blog post.

Love cables and want a bigger project? Try Shadowlines

All details needed to make these options are included in the book. All patterns are tech edited and tested in a range of yarns.