Twisted Cable Buttoned Cowl

2016_12_09-03

2016_12_13-03

Twisted Cable Buttoned Cowl

Materials:
1 skein of Loops & Threads Charisma, bulky:5 yarn, 3.5 oz/100 g. 109 yds/100 m, color: Northern Lights.
2 large wooden buttons 2 inches in diameter.
US10 (6.0 mm) 24-inch circular needle.
A cable needle (or you can use a size US10(6.0 mm) double pointed needle instead).
At least one stitch marker for a row marker.

Notes:
This pattern contains a twisted cable worked over an odd number of stitches (5). Usually, in such instances, the larger number of stitches would be crossed over the smaller (3 over 2), which has the effect of making the cable twists “puffier.” However, since that was not the effect I wanted, I wrote the pattern so that 2 stitches are crossed over 3. Purling the odd stitch helps ease the space those 2 stitches are required to cross in order to form the cable twist, and makes the cable twist less prominent. See below for explanation.

If you want a looser cowl, this pattern is worked in multiples of 14 stitches (a cable panel plus a ribbed panel). You can add a 5-stitch ribbed panel at one or both ends, to increase the overall length by as much as 10 stitches, or you can add a cable+rib panel combination to one end to increase the overall length by 14 stitches.

Cast on 97 stitches
Row 1: P2, k7, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, p1, k7, p2.
Row 2: K2, p7, *k1, p1, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, k1, p7, k2.
Row 3: P2, k7, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, p1, k7, p2.
Row 4: K2, p7, *k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p7, k2.
Row 5: P2, k7, *p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k7, p2
Row 6: K2, p2, bind off 3 purlwise loosely, p2 *k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p7, k2. (buttonhole).
Row 7: P2, k7 *p2, C5pF p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 repeat from * until 15 stitches left, p2, C5pF p2, k2. cast on 3 stitches, k2, p2.
Row 8: K2, p7, *k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p7, k2.
Row 9: P2, k7, *p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k7, p2.
Row 10: K2, p7, *k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p7, k2.
Row 11: P2, k7, *p2, C5pF p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 repeat from * until 18 stitches left, p2, C5pF p2, k7, p2.
Row 12: K2, p7, *k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p5, k2.
Row 13: P2, k7, *p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k7, p2
Row 14: K2, p7, *k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p7, k2.
Row 15: P2, k7 *p2, C5pF p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 repeat from * until 15 stitches left, p2, C5pF p2, k2, bind off 3 stitches loosely, purlwise, k2, p2. (button hole).
Row 16: K2, p2, cast on 3, p2, *k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p7, k2, p7, k2.
Row 17: P2, k7, *p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k7 p2.
Row 18: K2, p7, *k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, repeat from * until 18 stitches left, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p7, k2.
Row 19: P2, k7, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, p1, k7, p2.
Row 20: K2, p7, *k1, p2, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, k1, p7, k2.
Row 21: P2, k7, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 10 stitches left, p1, k7, p2.
Bind off knitted stitches knitwise and purled stitches purlwise. Weave in ends. Enjoy.

Abbreviations:
C5pF = slip 2 stitches off onto the cable needle and hold them in front of your work. Knit the next two stitches, purl the next stitch, then knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle.

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