Tea, Earl Grey, Decaf

  • Slim cowl with cables and ribbing.
  • A red cabled cowl laid flat.

Tea, Earl Grey, Decaf is a close-fitting cowl inspired by the sartorial choices of everyone’s favourite retired starship captain. Knit from the bottom up, the cowl features a combination of ribbing and a woven cable panel separated by travelling 1×1 diagonal twists.

This pattern is for you if… You are an unabashed lover of cables and like to zip through large sections of ribbing.

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

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Pattern Details


One size: 7.5″/19cm high at the front, 8.25″/21cm high at the back; 20″/51cm circumference


189 yards (173 meters) / 80 grams (2.8oz) worsted weight yarn that showcases cables well.

Sample knit in: The Fibre Co. Cumbria (236 yards/216 meters per 100 grams / 2.52 oz; 60% Merino wool, 30% Masham wool, 10% Mohair; 1 skein) in colour Appleby Castle.

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22 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in stockinette


1 US 6/4mm 16”/40cm circular needle, or size necessary to obtain gauge


cable needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle for weaving in ends


knitting in the round, making knit and purl stitches, knitting through the back loop, making cables using four stitches, making twists using two stitches

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

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