Cedarvale Cowl

  • Brown cabled cowl.
  • A brown cabled cowl laid flat on a wood boardwalk.
  • A woman wearing a brown cabled cowl.
  • A brown cabled cowl held so that you can see the drape of the fabric.

The Cedarvale Cowl is a short cowl worked in the round and featuring 2×2 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.

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Pattern Details


One size, unstretched, approximately: 22.5” / 57cm circumference; 8.5” / 21.5cm tall


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

Sample knit with: Malabrigo Rios (210 yards/192 meters per 100 grams/3.53oz skein; 100% superwash Merino wool; 1 skein) in colour Glitter.

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22.5 stitches and 29 rows = 4″/10cm in charted cable pattern


Size A: 1 US 6/4mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge
Size B: 1 US 7/4.5mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge


stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends


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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