Warm Rippled Cowl- Free Knitting Pattern

During these cold winter months, I wear many cowls and scarves. I prefer cowls and infinity scarves. I'm going to share my pattern for this cabled cowl. The cables create soft folds in the fabric, making it very warm. 


I used Deborah Norville Everyday worsted, holding two strands throughout, with size 11 needles (USA). 
Cast on 28 stitches, any way you prefer. I used the long tail method. 
Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: knit 2, *6-st left cable; repeat to end, knit 2
Row 4: purl
Row 5: knit
Row 6: purl
Row 7: knit 8, 6-st right cable, knit 6, 6-st right cable, knit 2
Row 8: purl
Repeat rows 1-8 until desired length. I repeated the pattern 11 times, and my cowl is about 28 inches. 

6-st left cable: sl 3 sts to cable needle, hold to front of work, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle
6-st right cable: sl 3 sts to cable needle, hold to back of work, knit 3, knit 3 from cable needle

Enjoy this soft cowl!
Xoxo, Alyssa






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  1. This is a lovely cowl. Thanks for the free pattern.

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    1. Did you seam it? If I did a provisional cast on could I graft it to close it? I think that will work but can't tell how you closed yours. Advice?

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    2. I did just seam the ends together. I think it would work with a provisional cast on, I just didn't do that for this project.

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    3. Mine turned out great. Check out photos on Ravelry on the pattern page. I used hand dyed hand spun so it is very special... lovely pattern thank you

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    4. It looks great! Love the color!

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  2. What is a provisional cast on? I always do the long tail cast on. I would love to learn something new. Martha

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    1. I did the long tail cast on for this cowl. I have never actually used the provisional cast on, but from what I understand, you cast on with scrap yarn, then pull it out later to graft the ends together. I'm sure you could find a tutorial for it.

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    1. I used two skein to hold two strands throughout, but only used parts of each skein. I would estimate I used about 400-450 yards total.

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  4. Thanks for the free pattern. Can't wait to start this beautiful cowl!!

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  6. Hi I'm not familiar with candle knitting, can you please explain to me what I need to do, I would love make this pattern. Thank you

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  7. I'm sorry I meant to say cable and not candle...lol

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    1. So you can knit cables with or without a cable needle. For this scarf, I used the needle, but since I've made this, I've learned a technique that doesn't use a needle. If you use the needle, you just slip the desired number of stitches onto the needle, hold the needle to the front or back depending on if it is a left or right cable, knit then desired number of stitches from the left hand needle, and then knit the stitches from the cable needle. Witt the needle is a little more difficult, but faster. There are plenty of videos online to teach you, but basically you just slide the stitches off the needle, put the first few back on, then the second set back on, and just knit off the left hand needle. Hope this helps!

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    2. Sorry, I meant to say without the needle is more difficult, but faster.

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  8. Thanks so much Alyssa, that helps out a lot. Can't wait to try it. :)

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  9. This pattern is doing my head in, I've tried for a week!! Why do they say Row 3, K2 - 6 L Cable, K2, K6,? to end? And then at the bottom of the pattern they say 6st cable LEFT (slip 3sts, to cable needle, Knit 3, from cable needle, then what? K6 or K2?

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    1. The k2 at the beginning and end of the row is the border. The actual pattern repeat is the 6 st left cable. So for row 3, k2, then do 6 st left cables until the last two stitches, then k2. At the bottom, those are instructions for how to knit the cable. Slip three stitches onto the cable needle, holding to the front of the back of the work depending on whether it is a left or right cable, then k3 from the left hand needle, then k3 from the cable needle.

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  10. What does it mean to hold two stands throughout.? Did you knit with two yarns at once?

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    1. Yes, you knit holding two strands of yarn together. You could also use a single strand of a thicker yarn if you would rather do that as well.

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