Commercial Yarn Alternative
Chunky [100% merino, 104 yd per 3.5oz
Recommended needle size [always use a needle size that
gives you the gauge listed below --
every knitter's gauge is unique]
US #10/6mm circular needle
12 sts/16 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette
PATTERN NOTES [Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
This cowl in worked in the round. It
consists of a single large center cable offset by Trinity Stitch.
Trinity Stitch (Over a multiple of 4
stitches, worked in the round): Round 1: Knit Round 2: [(P1, k1, k1) in
the same stitch; k3tog]; repeat to
end. Round 3: Knit Round 4: [K3tog; (p1, k1,
p1) in the same stitch]; repeat to
Big Cable (Over 22 stitches, worked in
the round): Rounsd 1 and 2: P2,
k18, p2. Round 3: P2, k6, C12F, p2. Rounds 4-10: P2, k18, p2. Round 11: P2, C12B, k6, p2. Rounds 12-16: P2, k18, p2.
C12F: Slip next 6 stitches to cable needle
and hold in front of work. K6, then k6 from cable
needle. C12B: Slip next 6
stitches to cable needle and hold in
back of work. K6, then k6 from
Cast on 66 stitches using your favorite
stretchy method. Join for working in the
round, being careful not to twist. Place marker for start
Set up round: P2, k18, p2; place marker, p to
end. Note: this counts as the first round of the
Pattern round: Work Cable pattern to marker;
work Trinity Stitch to end of round.
Repeat Pattern Round until all 16 rounds of Big
Cable pattern are complete, and work until 14 rounds of
a second repeat are complete.
Bind off, making the Cable portion
bind-off tighter than the Trinity Stitch
portion to ensure the cable is not floppy
at the top.
Weave in ends. Block, paying particular attention to pinning
out the cable.