It’s a super comfy cowl, worked flat and seamed, covered with a lovey nautical-inspired cable lattice. The pattern comes with two options: a tall-but-narrow cowl (think, turtleneck minus the rest of the sweater), and a longer looser version (shown).
I’m really excited about the collection that this pattern is included with, too. Knit Bits: Learn to Knit Cables is the first instalment in a new series of booklets that Knit Pick’s is working on that teach the fundamentals of knitting through actual patterns. I’ve gotten a peek at the book, and it’s great! Tons of super-useful pictures and really thorough instructions.
If you’re interested in upping your cable game, go grab yourself a copy over at Knit Pick’s website!
It seems that virtually every design I’ve been working on lately is just packet to the brim with cables. Big cables, little cables, simple cables, compound cables. Cables going down sleeves, cables running up the fronts of sweaters. Wide cables, narrow cables, and ones in-between.I’ve made cables with extra-fine sock yarn, and massively bulky yarn. In soft cashmere and utilitarian wool.Cables occupy that perfect space in-between cozy/casual and fancy/embellished. They’re sporty, yet warm. Comfy, but classy. They can be dressed up or dressed down (or, if it’s possible) dressed side to side.I don’t just love the finished products, either. There’s nothing more satisfying than breaking out my cable needle and carefully forming an intricate twist. (Even when I mess up, it’s OK. Figuring out how the cable goes back together is half the fun!)Do you have a particular favorite technique? Or, do you agree with me that cables are the best?