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Super Chunky Cowl Pattern

If you’ve got some 20mm needles and the urge to go big or go home then I have just the thing for you!

If you too are itching for an excuse to use them and have a couple of hours to spare, try this pattern for a warm, cosy and above all enormous cowl. It is a cable pattern, and I doubt any of us have a cable needle this big, so check out YouTube for some tutorials on cabling without a cable needle. It’s a little scary at first but much quicker once you’ve got the hang of it.

You will need:

One ball SMC super big yarn ( I used shade 133)

One pair 20mm knitting needles

The biggest crochet hook you have, used for joining the two ends together ( I think I used a 9mm)

Cable abbreviations explained:

C10B – slip 5 stitches onto the cable needle, hold to the back of the work, knit the next 5 stitches from the left hand needle, knit the 5 stitches from the cable needle.

C10F – slip 5 stitches onto the cable needle, hold to the front of the work, knit the next 5 stitches from the left hand needle, knit the 5 stitches from the cable needle.

Instructions:

Cast on 20 stitches (use a cast on method with a bit of give)

1. Knit

2. Purl

3. C10B, C10F

4. Purl

5. Knit

6. Purl

7. Knit

8. Purl

9. Knit

10. Purl

11. Knit

12. Purl

Repeat these rows 4 times and loosely cast off.

Use the crochet hook to mattress stitch the cast on edge and the cast off edge together. I found it best to start on the end with the tail of yarn from the cast on and then match the stitches up from there.

Weave in ends and plonk over your head. You will have the warmest, cabliest neck in all the land.

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