Sugar House Cowl

imageSugarhouse Cowl is named after the area of Salt Lake City, Utah where I found the lovely knit store, Blazing Needles, where I purchased the beautiful yarn I used in this open work cabled cowl. I saw some photos of open work cables and loved how the cables lay flat against the fabric, so I decided to figure out how to knit them. I decided on the raspberry stitch as a fun texture contrast which works nicely with the stockinette of the cables. This cowl is the perfect length to wear long or wrap twice around the neck.

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SIZE
One size fits all

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width – 7″/18cm
Length – 51″/129.5cm

MATERIALS
Malabrigo Worsted [100% Merino; 210 yd/192 m per 100g skein]; color: 099, Blue; 2 skeins

2 – 16 length-inch US #8/5mm circular needle (or just one and a longer DPN of the same size)

notions required [cable needle, tapestry needle, waste yarn for provisional cast on, crochet hook for provisional cast on]

PATTERN NOTES
In working an open-row cables, it’s necessary to work half a row up to the end of each cable, then with a separate skein of yarn, work the other half to match. Only at the top of each cable do you work a whole row. THIS IS A LOT EASIER THAN IT SOUNDS! When trying something new in knitting I adhere to the old adage…close your eyes and jump😊 I mean what’s the worst that can happen, right?!?!
So, I have marked the rows as 1, 2, 3, and 1.5, 2.5, 3.5 and so forth. Just letting you know that I totally made this notation up! So if anyone has a better idea of how to more clearly notate this open work cable pattern, please let me know. You can contact me on ravelry – my user name is ANoviceKnitter (for a reason!)

GREAT VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR NO FUSS PROVISIONAL CROCHET CAST ON

GREAT VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR REVERSE KITCHENER STITCH

Abbreviations
K- knit
P – purl
P3tog – purl 3 together
Sl – slip
St – stitch

STITCH GUIDE
Trinity Stitch
Row 1 – purl
Row 2 – k1, *[k1, p1, k1] into next stitch, p3tog* to last stitch, k1
Row 3 – purl
Row 4 – k1, *p3tog, *[k1, p1, k1] into next stitch* to last stitch, k1

PATTERN
Cast on 54 provisional stitches with US 8 needles
Row 1 – k1, p1, k1, p18, sl 6 st on cable needle held in front, k6, k6 stitches from cable needle, p18, k1, p1, k1
Row 2 – k1, p1, k1, work row 2 of Trinity Stitch over 18 stitches, p12, work row 2 of Trinity Stitch over 18 stitches, k1, p1, k1

***Right Side of Fabric
Row 3 – (open cable begins) Using 2nd needle, k1, p1, k1, p18, k6, slip unworked stitches on to a DPN or stitch holder, turn work
Row 4 – p6, work row 4 of Trinity stitch to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1
Row 5 – k1, p1, k1, p18, k6
Row 6 – p6, work row 2 of Trinity stitch to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1
Work rows 3-6 twice more

Left Side of Fabric
Row 3.5 (unworked half of 3rd row), starting on inside of piece, join yarn from 2nd skein and work RS as follows: k6, p18, k1, p1, k1
Row 4.5 – k1, p1, k1, work row 4 of Trinity Stitch to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1
Row 5.5 – k6, p18, k1, p1, k1
Row 6.5 – k1, p1, k1, work row 2 of Trinity Stitch to last 3 stitches, k1, p1, k1
Repeat rows 3.5 – 6.5 twice more
Joining Fabric
Next row- return to beginning of row, pick up yarn from 1st skein 1 and work over entire row as follows: k1, p1, k1, p18, slip next 6 stitches on to cable needle held in front, k6, k6 from cable needle, p18, k1, p1, k1
Next row – k1, p1, k1, work row 4 of Trinity Stitch over 18 stitches (4 times), p5, next stitch, pick up yarn left in the middle and hold it together with working yarn, p1, drop middle yarn, (NOTE: when working this row, remember that this counts as one stitch!) p6, work row 4 of Trinity Stitch over 18 stitches, k1, p1, k1

***Repeat these last 3 sections for 23 cables

Ending rows –
1 – k1, p1, k1, p18, k12, p18, k1, p1, k1
2 – k1, p1, k2 – work Trinity stitch over 18 stitches, p12, work Trinity stitch over 18 stitches, k2, p1, k1
Repeat end rows 1 and 2 once more
FINISHING
Carefully remove waste yarn from provisional cast on and slip these live stitches onto 2nd needle.
Graft cowl ends together using reverse Kitchener stitch.
Weave in ends, block and enjoy❣

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