Spinster Cowl by Valérie Miller

Spinster Cowl

November 2014
yarn held together
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
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A stretchy cabled cowl based on the Spinster sweater chart.

Yarn and needles  : Aran weight or whichever yarn achieves gauge. I used Rowanspun DK (which feels more like fingering weight to me), held double, with US8 (5mm) circular needles with 24 inch cable.

Gauge : 18 sts / 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Yardage : The finished cowl weighs 159 grams. I held two strands together, so I used roughly 636 meters. If you use a worsted or aran weight yarn to get gauge, knit singled-stranded that would be approximately 318 meters. Thanks to Tabi for pointing this out!

Important note about the cable pattern: after your first cable crossing, the 2 x 2 ribbing will be no longer be “k2, p2”, in some places, but rather k4 and p4. Not to worry, just make sure you always knit the knits and purl the purls… after your second cable crossing in the chart, the “k2, p2” order will be restored.

J’ai piqué le tableau des côtes et câbles du chandail Spinster, doublée ma laine pour obtenir un fil Aran, monté 200 mailles… et déclaré le tout terminé après trois répétitions.