Cedarvale Cowl by Elizabeth Lubowitz

Cedarvale Cowl

November 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22.5 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in charted cable pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
180 - 200 yards (165 - 183 m)
one size (22.5” / 57cm circumference), easily re-sized
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The Cedarvale Cowl is a short cowl worked in the round and featuring 2x2 cables that work up to resemble wheat sheaves or the vaulting in gothic architecture. Each row of the pattern repeat is easy to memorize, giving you a visually complex surface texture that’s straightforward to knit.

This pattern is for you if… You are an unabashed lover of mini-cables and ample negative space that sets them off.

Move along if… Lots and lots of cables are not your idea of a good time.

193 yards (177 meters) / 101 grams (3.6oz) worsted weight yarn that showcases cables well.

If you choose to use Malabrigo Rios, the cowl can be knit in just under one skein, though you may need to dip into your swatch if you find yourself running short at the end.


  • 1 US 6/4mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • 1 US 7/4.5mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends

One size, unstretched, approximately:

  • 22.5” / 57cm circumference
  • 8.5” / 21.5cm tall

All measurements are taken from washed and blocked knitting.

  • Per 4”/10cm in pattern: 22.5 stitches / 29 rows
  • Per 14-stitch pattern repeat: 2.5” / 6cm wide


  • knitting in the round
  • making knit and purl stitches
  • increasing and decreasing stitches
  • making cables using up to two stitches

Both charts and written instructions are included for the stitch patterns.

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