Mock Cabled Cowl

This beautiful texture can be created easily- without the use of a cable needle. These mock cables have a great twisted appearance. 

I used one skein of Red Heart Soft in Turquoise with size 8 circular needles. 
Co 252. Join, and place marker. 
Row 1,2,4: *p4, k3*, repeat from * to * to end. 
Row 3: *p4, sl 1 knit wise, kfb, k1, slip slipped st over kfb stitch and knit stitch*, repeat from * to *'to end.
Repeat rows 1-4 until desired width is achieved. 
Co loosely, following the rib pattern. 
Here is a close up of the twists. My scarf is 5"x 60". 
Xoxo, Alyssa 


  1. Thank you for these interesting instructions. I am going to try to make them both the cowl scarf and the baby booties. Thanks you again

  2. Looks amazing, can't wait to get the stitches on my needles.

  3. I don't have a a cicular needle...can i knit it on normal needles?

  4. OK - KFB - then knit one - then slip previously slipped stitch over KFB AND knit st?? You apparently are losing 2 stitches every time you do this because you're slipping OVER your increased stitch??? Help!!! I despise cables and this is beautiful - I SO want to do this!

    1. When you slip the stitch you only lose one stitch. To match this, there is an increase, the kfb. This way, the number of stitches stays the same.

    2. I'm sorry, I'm not following either: after the first 4 purls, you slip one stitch knitwise onto the other needle, then knit one front and back, then knit another one- and then you move the slipped stitch over kfb and the last knitted stitch? That sounds like you're loosing three stitches (the knit front, the knit back, and the last knitted stitch). Would you mind explaining the pattern again? It looks beautiful and I'd love to knit it...

    3. When you move the slipped stitch over the kfb and the k st, you lose one stitch, the slipped one, but the kfb added one stitch. The number of stitches stays the same this way. The kfb and the knit st stay on the needle. The only st you lose here is the slipped one, but the kfb adds it back to keep the number of stitches the same.

  5. Thank you! It's a beautiful pattern.


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