Cable and Rib Cowl


Cable and Rib Cowl

Scarves don't have to just be a winter accessory. Learn how to knit a scarf and spice up your wardrobe year-round with the Cable and Rib Cowl. This beautiful knit cowl pattern will not only keep you nice and cozy but also have you looking absolutely fabulous. The cable stitch and ribbing designs add that bit of flair that every fashion scarf needs. Add some of your personal style to your office attire or save this knit cowl for the weekend. However you choose to show off your newest accessory, this is the knit scarf pattern you are sure to love.


Knitting Needle Size13 or 9 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Patons® Classic Wool Bulky™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 78 yds/71 m) Gold (89610) - 2 balls
  • Size U.S. 13 (9 mm) circular knitting needle 24" [60 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch marker

GAUGE: 11 sts and 15 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

Measurements: Approx 9½" [24 cm] high x 29" [73.5 cm] around

Approx = Approximately
C8B = Slip next 4 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K4, then K4 from cable needle
K = Knit
K1below = Knit next stitch 1 row below, at same time, slipping off stitch above
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.
M1P = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and purling into back of loop
P = Purl
P2tog = Purl next 2 stitches together
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)

Cast on 84 sts loosely. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
1st rnd: Purl.
2nd rnd: *P1. K1below. Rep from * around.
3rd and 4th rnds: As 1st and 2nd rnds.
5th rnd: P7. *M1P. P14. Rep from * to last 7 sts. M1P. P7. 90 sts.
6th rnd: P1. K1below. *P1. K8. (P1. K1below) 3 times. Rep from * to last 13 sts. P1. K8. (P1. K1below) twice.
7th rnd: P3. *P4. K4. P7. Rep from * to last 12 sts. P4. K4. P4.
8th to 15th rnds: Rep 6th and 7th rnds 4 times more.
16th rnd: P1. K1below. *P1. C8B. (P1. K1below) 3 times. Rep from * to last 13 sts. P1. C8B. (P1. K1below) twice.
17th rnd: P3. *K4. P11. Rep from * to last 12 sts. K4. P8.
18th rnd: As 6th rnd.
19th to 26th rnds: Rep 17th and 18th rnds 4 times more.
27th rnd: As 17th rnd.
28th rnd: As 16th rnd.
29th rnd: As 7th rnd.
30th to 35th rnds: Rep 6th and 7th rnds 3 times more.
36th rnd: As 6th rnd.
37th rnd: P7. *P2tog. P13. Rep from * to last 8 sts. P2tog. P6. 84 sts.
38th rnd: *P1. K1below. Rep from * around.
39th rnd: Purl.
40th rnd: As 38th rnd.
Cast off purlwise.

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