Chalice Cowl by Thea Colman

Chalice Cowl

by Thea Colman
September 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
270 - 540 yards (247 - 494 m)
S, M, L
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Let the Merry Making begin!

The fun-to-knit chalice-shaped cable is the star here. Its unusual, figurative form is deep and chewy, and stands out against the thick garter-stitch background. Because it is worked on the bias (brilliant choice!) it holds its shape while gently cupping the head and neck. And it’s reversible, so no matter how quickly the cowl is slipped over the head or, in the longer versions, twisted into a double thickness, it still looks good.

Julie Asselin’s Douillet yarn is hand-dyed in beautifully nuanced solid colors. The singles construction comes with its own tendency to bias, so it softens the stitch definition just a little, resulting in an extra dash of pillowy coziness.

Julie Asselin Douillet [4 oz (113 g) skeins, each approx 135 yds (123 m), 100% fine American wool]:
— 2 (3, 4) skeins in Alpin, Biarritz, Happy, or Sea Smoke
— Size US 10.5 (6.5 mm) circular needle, 29” (70 cm) long, or size to achieve gauge
— Stitch markers
— Cable needle

Knitted Measurements
— Circumference: 29 (43.5, 58)“ [73.5 (110.5, 147.5) cm]
— Length: 10.5” (26.5 cm)
Small (Medium, Large)

— 12 sts and 20 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Garter st
— 16-st Cable Pattern = 3.5” (9 cm) wide