Horseshoe Cable Cowl with Buttons by Marly Bird

Horseshoe Cable Cowl with Buttons

November 2013
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
US 13 - 9.0 mm
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This cowl, knit widthwise, is an excellent way to practice cable twists. The best part? Because you knit it widthwise, you can stop knitting whenever you feel you’ve had enough practice — or when the cowl is as long as you want it to be!

This cowl is knit with chunky yarn for a dramatic look; pair it with the
Horseshoe Hand Warmers for a fashionable set this winter. (Access a free video demonstration of this cowl online at

Materials and vital statistics
✓ Dimensions: 7 inches x 24 inches, but you can change the dimensions as
you work
✓ Yarn: Schachenmayr SMC “Big Bravo” (100% acrylic; CYC #6, 131 yards,
7 ounces 200 grams): Tan, 1 skein
✓ Needles: One pair of US size 13 (9 mm) needles or size needed to obtain
gauge, cable needle
✓ Other materials: 4 buttons
✓ Gauge: The horseshoe cable is 3 inches wide, and the seed stitch gauge
is approximately 8 stitches and 10 rows per 4 inches with yarn listed here