#12 Cabled Cowl by Cathy Carron

#12 Cabled Cowl

October 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in twisted rib using smaller needles
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
435 yards (398 m)
Circumference 36"/91.5cm; Length 16"/40.5cm
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Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2009: “Texture and lavish drape combine for effortless chic. Using Muench Yarns’ ‘Savanna,’ Carron alternates columns of cables and moss stitch to create the body of this cowl. A twisted rib finished the edges.”

“Loose-fitting cowl worked in the round in charted aran patterns”

Also Published in Cowlgirls (2010) as “Candy Wrapper”: “The circumference of this cowl is so wide that it could even be stretched over your shoulders for a gamine look or pulled over your head for an impromptu hood. The stitching is traditional Aran with twisted-rib edges.”

Knitted Measurements:

  • Circumference 36”/91.5cm
  • Length 16”/40.5cm


  • 5 1¾oz/50g balls (each approx 87yd/80m) of Muench Yarns Savanna (alpaca/linen/wool/polyamide) in #3 pink
  • One each size 8 and 9 (5 and 5.5mm) circular needles, 29”/74cm long OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGES
  • Cable needle (cn)
  • Stitch marker


  • 18 sts and 21 rnds = 4”/10cm over twisted rib using smaller needles
  • 17 sts and 21 rnds = 4”/10cm over chart pat using larger needles
  • One 38-st rep = 10st/25.5cm