Chunky Knit Cowl Pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | woman wearing textured, hooded cowl looking to the left

The Rustic Hooded Cowl is a textured, chunky knit cowl pattern that you can knit seamlessly in the round, or knit flat on straight needles and then seam. It’s a versatile, unisex hooded cowl that works up quickly in a super bulky, self-striping yarn that does the colorwork for you. The simple, textured stitch pattern is perfect for beginners, or for more advanced knitters looking for a project to work on while distracted.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand. Camera and vinyl backdrop were generously provided by B&H Photo Video and Pro Audio.

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | textured chunky knit cowl on faux brick background

I used a new-to-me yarn, Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick, for my version. It’s a soft, easy care, self-striping yarn that does the colorwork for you. This chunky knit accessory can be worn as a cowl…

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | smiling woman wearing textured, hooded cowl

…or as a hooded cowl.

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | smiling woman wearing textured, hooded cowl looking to the right

I used a simple, meditative stitch pattern. The pattern naturally rolls at the top and bottom edge because of the stockinette stitch. If you’d like to remove the roll, you can block your hooded cowl after you finish it.

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | textured chunky knit cowl on faux brick background

If you’re just hearing about the Finishing Touches Knit Along, you can get all the details including the schedule and how to win prizes from Lion Brand, Clover USA, and Search Press North America in this blog post.

  • Sign up for our newsletter to get an email when a new pattern is released.
  • You can join in by knitting the patterns as you have time.
  • By the end of the KAL, you’ll have up to 24 knitted projects. You’ll also have the chance to win great prizes!
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #KALCorner on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other knitters, join the KAL Corner Facebook group or visit this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group
  • Use the button below on Ravelry or elsewhere social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
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If you make your own Rustic Hooded Cowl, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Rustic Hooded Cowl

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free knitting pattern: Rustic Hooded Cowl in Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn by Underground Crafter | woman wearing textured, hooded cowl looking to the left

This versatile, unisex hooded cowl works up quickly in a super bulky, self-striping yarn that does the colorwork for you. The simple, textured stitch pattern is perfect for beginners, or for more advanced knitters looking for a project to work on while distracted. The chunky knit cowl pattern includes instructions for working seamlessly in the round and for knitting flat on straight needles and then seaming. This is the eleventh pattern in the Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 26” (66 cm) circumference x 15” (38 cm) height.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn (100% acrylic, 5.3 oz/150 g, 87 yd/79 m) – 2 skeins in 203 Stairwell, or approximately 174 yd (158 m) in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • US 13/9 mm circular knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Stitch marker.

Gauge

  • 9 sts = 4” (10 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BO – bind off
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • pm – place stitch marker
  • rep – repeat
  • Rnd(s) – Round(s)
  • RS – right (front) side
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Hooded Cowl – Knit flat on straight needles version

  • CO 61 sts, or any multiple of 5 sts, + 6 sts.
  • Row 1: (RS) K across.
  • Row 2: P across.
  • Rows 3-4: Rep Rows 1-2.
  • Row 5: *K1, p4; rep from * across to last st, k1.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 5.
  • Rep Rows 1-6 until hooded cowl measures approximately 15” (38 cm) long, or approximately desired height, ending after a repeat of Row 4.
  • BO in pattern for Row 1. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 24”/61 cm) for seaming.
  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail. Fold cowl with RS together. With yarn needle, seam closed with mattress stitch. If you’re new to the mattress stitch, you can find a photo tutorial here.
  • Continue on to Finishing.

Hooded Cowl – Knit in the round on circular needles version

  • CO 60 sts, or any multiple of 5 sts.
  • Set Up Row: (RS) K across, pm, being careful not to twist begin working in the round.
  • Rnd 1: K around.
  • Rnds 2-3: Rep Rnd 1 twice.
  • Rnd 4: *K1, p4; rep from * around.
  • Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 4.
  • Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 1.
  • Rep Rnds 1-6 until hooded cowl measures approximately 15” (38 cm) long, or approximately desired height, ending after a repeat of Rnd 3.
  • BO in pattern for Rnd 1. Fasten off.
  • Continue on to Finishing.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside (wrong side) of cowl.
  • If desired, spray or wet block to reduce curl on edges.
© 2019 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/05/23/knitting-pattern-rustic-hooded-cowl/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Knitting Pattern: Garter Ridge Headband

Garter Ridge Headband, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Stitchbird yarn by Underground Crafter

The Garter Ridge Headband combines a simple, textured stitch to allow the color-changing, netted yarn to shine. This is the eighth pattern in the Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner and it works up quickly to make a great last-minute gift, or even a last-minute earwarmer for a cold snap.

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The weather has been warming up in New York City, but it is still dipping regularly below 40 degrees. I don’t quite feel that a hat is necessary, but some nights after work, I still want to cover my ears.

Garter Ridge Headband, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Stitchbird yarn by Underground Crafter on smiling woman

Recently, I got the chance to try a new-to-me yarn, Lion Brand Stitchbird. It has a black netting over the fiber which is light and airy, like roving. The yarn changes color in unexpected ways. I really enjoyed working with it, but I knew that a complicated stitch pattern would get “lost” in the yarn…

Garter Ridge Headband, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Stitchbird yarn by Underground Crafter on smiling woman

I decided to use one of my favorite classic stitch patterns, the garter ridge. (I’ve previously used it in a square in the Anthology Blanket here, and in the Garter Ridge Dishcloth here.)

I used my Clover Takumi Bamboo Circular needles for this project because they are gentle on my hands. In the winter months and in transitional weather, metal needles are not as comfortable for me.

Garter Ridge Headband, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Stitchbird yarn by Underground Crafter in progress on Clover Takumi bamboo knitting needles

If you’re just hearing about the Finishing Touches Knit Along, you can get all the details including the schedule and how to win prizes from Lion Brand, Clover USA, and Search Press North America in this blog post.

  • Sign up for our newsletter to get an email when a new pattern is released.
  • You can join in by knitting the patterns as you have time.
  • By the end of the KAL, you’ll have up to 24 knitted projects. You’ll also have the chance to win great prizes!
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #KALCorner on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other knitters, join the KAL Corner Facebook group or visit this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group
  • Use the button below on Ravelry or elsewhere social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
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If you make your own Garter Ridge Headband, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Garter Ridge Headband

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

Garter Ridge Headband, free knitting pattern in Lion Brand Stitchbird yarn by Underground Crafter

This headband works up quickly in a bulky yarn. A simple, textured stitch pattern allows a special yarn to shine. This is the eighth pattern in the Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 20” (51 cm) headband circumference x 3” (7.5 cm) height. See Pattern Notes for instructions for customizing size.

Materials

Gauge

  • 11 sts = 3” (7.5 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BO – bind off
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sl – slip stitch knitwise
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • A video tutorial for this stitch pattern is available at the end of this pattern.
  • A tutorial for seaming with the mattress stitch is available here.
  • To customize this headband pattern to a different finished size:
    • The cast on stitches will determine the height of the headband. Adjust your cast on stitches in multiples of 4 sts, + 3 sts so that it is as wide as you want your headband to be.
    • The length will determine the circumference of the headband. I recommend 1” – 2” (2.5 cm – 5 cm) of negative ease for headbands. This means that the headband will measure 1” – 2” (2.5 cm – 5 cm) smaller than the circumference of the head you want it to fit.
    • If you want to make the headband for someone whose head you can’t measure, my preferred hat sizing chart is this one from Top Toppers. Remember that this lists head circumference, not headband circumference.

Pattern Instructions

Headband

  • CO 11 sts, or any multiple of 4 sts, + 3 sts.
  • Row 1: (RS) Sl 1, *p1, k3; rep from * across to last 2 sts, p2.
  • Row 2: Sl 1, k1, *p3, k1; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 3: Rep Row 1.
  • Row 4: Sl 1, k to last st, p1.
  • Rep Rows 1-4 until headband measures approximately 20” (51 cm) long, or approximately the desired finished headband circumference, ending after a repeat for Row 3.
  • BO in pattern for Row 4. Fasten off with a long yarn tail for seaming, approximately 12” (30.5 cm) long.

Assembly and Finishing

  • Thread yarn needle with long yarn tail. With wrong (back) sides facing, seam short edges together using the mattress stitch (see Pattern Notes).
  • With yarn needle, weave in ends on inside of headband.
© 2019 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2019/04/11/knitting-pattern-garter-ridge-headband/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner (Part 2: Head)

Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner

KAL Corner, the knit along group started by me, Pia from Stitches n Scraps, and Joanita from Creative Crochet Workshop, is back for the second part of the Finishing Touches Knit Along! In this part, we’ll be sharing six free knitting patterns by five designers for the perfect finishing touch! We’re focusing on the head this time with a headwear theme.

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This is the main post for this knit along. Read on for more details including:

  • How the Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 2: Head) Works,
  • How To Join the Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 2: Head),
  • Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 2: Head) Schedule,
  • Finishing Touches KAL (Part 2: Head) End-of-KAL Giveaway Prizes, and
  • Enter the Finishing Touches KAL (Part 2: Head) End-of-KAL Giveaway.

How the Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 2: Head) Works

Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner

I’ve teamed up with KAL Corner, the group founded by me, Pia from Stitches n Scraps, and Joanita from Creative Crochet Workshop, and some of our favorite knitting designers to bring you 24 free knitting patterns for the perfect finishing touch!

Every other Thursday from January 3 through November 21, 2019, we’ll share a free knitting pattern. Lion Brand has generously provided us with yarn for this KAL, so all of the patterns will be made with Lion Brand yarn.

To keep things interesting, every quarter we’ll have a new theme and a new set of giveaway prizes. This part of the KAL is all about the perfect finishing touches to wear on your head. We also have two great prizes from Lion Brand, Clover USA, and Search Press North America!

How To Join the Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 2: Head)

  • Sign up for our newsletter to get an email when a new pattern is released.
  • You can join in by knitting the patterns as you have time.
  • By the end of the KAL, you’ll have up to 24 knitted projects. You’ll also have the chance to win great prizes!
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #KALCorner on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other knitters, join the KAL Corner Facebook group or visit this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group
  • Use the button below on Ravelry or elsewhere social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner

Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 2: Head) Schedule

Each participating Finishing Touches KAL designer will create a free knitting pattern for the head using Lion Brand yarn. This post will be updated as each pattern goes live.

Finishing Touches KAL (Part 2: Head) End-of-KAL Giveaway Prizes

My regular readers know I love prizes, so this knit along has three great ones. We’ve teamed up with Lion Brand, Clover USA, and Search Press North America to bring wonderful prizes to three lucky winners!

Lion Brand is providing one winner with a choice of colors for 3 skeins of Stitchbird and 4 skeins of Beautiful You. Show your support by following Lion Brand on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

Finishing Touches Knit Along Part 2 Head via Underground Crafter - Lion Brand prize

Clover USA is providing one winner with a Swatch Ruler and Needle Gauge and the Knitting Accessories Set for Beginners. Show your support by following Clover USA on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

Finishing Touches Knit Along Part 2 Head via Underground Crafter - Clover USA prize

Search Press North America is providing one winner with both Knitted Beanies by Susie Johns and Knitted Hats by Monica Russel. Show your support by following Search Press North America on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

Finishing Touches Knit Along Part 2 Head via Underground Crafter - Search Press North America prize

Continue reading to learn how to enter the giveaway for your chance to win!

Enter the Finishing Touches KAL (Part 2: Head) End-of-KAL Giveaway

  • This is the end-of-KAL giveaway for the 2019 Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 2: Head). The knit along is hosted by KAL Corner and the giveaway is organized by Underground Crafter.
  • To enter the end-of-KAL giveaway for one of the prizes described above, share one picture of each project you completed using a 2019 Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 2: Head) pattern or tutorial by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, June 17, 2019. Each completed project will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • If you do not wish to share a project picture, you may also enter by mailing a letter with your name, the name of the knit along, and your email address (so we can contact you if you win) to Underground Crafter, Planetarium Station, P.O. Box 340, New York, NY 10024 USA. The letter must be received by Monday, June 17, 2019 to be eligible to win this end-of-KAL giveaway.
  • You are not required to use a link to enter, but if you do, please link directly to the project on your blog/Instagram and not to your main profile page. If you are new to InLinkz Link Ups, you can find a tutorial here.
  • Winners will be chosen from the entries at random. Each will win one of the prizes listed above.
  • Winners will be contacted approximately one week after the entries close. Winners will have two weeks to claim their prizes. If winners do not respond within two weeks, prizes will be awarded to alternates.
  • By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to share your contact information with InLinkz and/or Underground Crafter. You can read the InLinkz Privacy Policy here and the Underground Crafter Privacy Policy here to understand how this information is used.
  • The names of winners will be made available in list form by request from Underground Crafter.
  • This giveaway is open worldwide, except where prohibited by law.
  • Don’t forget to join the fun in the KAL Corner Facebook group or in this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group! You can share as many pictures as you like in the groups, but only pictures submitted here will be entered in the giveaways.

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Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner (Part 1: Neck)

Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner

KAL Corner, the knit along group started by me, Pia from Stitches n Scraps, and Joanita from Creative Crochet Workshop, is back to bring you another fun knit along! We’ve teamed up with some of our favorite designers for the Finishing Touches KAL to share 24 free knitting patterns for the perfect finishing touch! We’re starting the year by focusing on the neck with a neckwear theme.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links.

This is the main post for this knit along. Read on for more details including:

  • How the Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 1: Neck) Works,
  • How To Join the Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 1: Neck),
  • Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 1: Neck) Schedule,
  • Finishing Touches KAL (Part 1: Neck) End-of-KAL Giveaway Prizes, and
  • Enter the Finishing Touches KAL (Part 1: Neck) End-of-KAL Giveaway.

How the Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 1: Neck) Works

I’ve teamed up with KAL Corner, the group founded by me, Pia from Stitches n Scraps, and Joanita from Creative Crochet Workshop, and some of our favorite knitting designers to bring you 24 free knitting patterns for the perfect finishing touch!

Every other Thursday from January 3 through November 21, 2019, we’ll share a free knitting pattern. Lion Brand has generously provided us with yarn for this KAL, so all of the patterns will be made with Lion Brand yarn.

To keep things interesting, every quarter we’ll have a new theme and a new set of giveaway prizes. We’re kicking off the year with perfect finishing touches to wear around your neck, and great prizes from Lion Brand, Louet North America, and Search Press North America!

How To Join the Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 1: Neck)

  • Sign up for our newsletter to get an email when a new pattern is released.
  • You can join in by knitting the patterns as you have time.
  • By the end of the KAL, you’ll have up to 24 knitted projects. You’ll also have the chance to win great prizes!
  • Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #KALCorner on all social media.
  • If you’d like to chat with other knitters, join the KAL Corner Facebook group or visit this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group
  • Use the button below on Ravelry or elsewhere social media. Right click (on desktop) or tap and hold (on mobile) to save.
Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner

Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 1: Neck) Schedule

Each participating Finishing Touches KAL designer will create a free knitting pattern for the neck using Lion Brand yarn. This post will be updated as each pattern goes live.

Finishing Touches Knit Along with KAL Corner

Finishing Touches KAL (Part 1: Neck) End-of-KAL Giveaway Prizes

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I think prizes make everything more fun. This knit along will be no different! Lion Brand, Louet, and Search Press North America are providing wonderful prizes for three lucky winners!

Lion Brand is providing one winner with a choice of colors for 4 skeins of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick or Color Made Easy. Show your support by following Lion Brand on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 1: Neck) - Lion Brand prize

Search Press North America is providing one winner with both Head-to-Toe Winter Knits: 100 Quick & Easy Knitting Projects for the Winter Season by Monica Russel and The Encyclopedia of Knitting Techniques by Lesley Stanfield and Melody Griffiths. Show your support by following Search Press North America on Website | Facebook | Instagram.

Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 1: Neck) - Search Press North America prize

And, last but not least, Louet North America is providing one winner with a limited edition set of Sonix knitting needles, including US Sizes 2-11. Show your support by following Louet on Website | Facebook | Instagram.Continue reading to learn how to enter the giveaway for your chance to win!

Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 1: Neck) - Louet Sonix Knitting Needles
Louet Sonix Knitting Needles.

Enter the Finishing Touches KAL (Part 1: Neck) End-of-KAL Giveaway

  • This is the end-of-KAL giveaway for the 2019 Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 1: Neck). The knit along is hosted by KAL Corner and the giveaway is organized by Underground Crafter.
  • To enter the end-of-KAL giveaway for one of the prizes described above, share one picture of each project you completed using a 2019 Finishing Touches Knit Along (Part 1: Neck) pattern or tutorial by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Monday, March 25, 2019. Each completed project will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • If you do not wish to share a project picture, you may also enter by mailing a letter with your name, the name of the sew along, and your email address (so we can contact you if you win) to Underground Crafter, Planetarium Station, P.O. Box 340, New York, NY 10024 USA. The letter must be received by Monday, March 25, 2019 to be eligible to win this end-of-SAL giveaway.
  • You are not required to use a link to enter, but if you do, please link directly to the project on your blog/Instagram and not to your main profile page. If you are new to InLinkz Link Ups, you can find a tutorial here.
  • Winners will be chosen from the entries at random. Each will win one of the prizes listed above.
  • Winners will be contacted approximately one week after the entries close. Winners will have two weeks to claim their prizes. If winners do not respond within two weeks, prizes will be awarded to alternates.
  • By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to share your contact information with InLinkz and/or Underground Crafter. You can read the InLinkz Privacy Policy here and the Underground Crafter Privacy Policy here to understand how this information is used.
  • The names of winners will be made available in list form by request from Underground Crafter.
  • This giveaway is open worldwide, except where prohibited by law.
  • Don’t forget to join the fun in the KAL Corner Facebook group or in this thread in the Underground Crafter Ravelry group! You can share as many pictures as you like in the groups, but only pictures submitted here will be entered in the giveaways.


Knitting Pattern: Woven Cable Square | Harmony Blanket Knit Along # 47

Free knitting pattern: Woven Cable Square in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice by Underground CrafterThe knitting pattern for the Woven Cable Square has a woven cable as the centerpiece of the block. If you’re new to cables, this pattern includes linked video tutorials to help you out. This pattern is the forty-seventh square in the Harmony Blanket Knit Along.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links.Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.

In the patterns I’m designing in the Harmony Blanket KAL, I’m highlighting my favorite stitch guides. I adapted this particular woven cable from one I found in Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary by Wendy Bernard. I love this book because it includes instructions for each pattern worked both flat and in the round, with written and charted instructions. If you’re new to “translating” knit patterns from flat to in the round, it’s very helpful!

Since this is my last Harmony Blanket Knit Along square (though there is one more pattern to go next week), I made an Amazon list of my favorite stitch guides, including all the stitch guides I used for my blocks this year. If you’re a knitting stitch junkie, too, you may find something you need to add to your collection!


About the Harmony Blanket KAL

Harmony Blanket Knit Along with KAL Corner | Join us each Thursday from January through November 2018 as we release a new, free knitting pattern for a 6" (15 cm) square in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice yarn. Get 48 free knitting patterns by 13 designers to join into a baby blanket, or make fewer or more squares for a different sized project. For more details, visit Underground Crafter or join the KAL Corner group on Facebook. #KALCorner #knitting

If you make your own Woven Cable Square, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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Woven Cable Square

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free knitting pattern: Woven Cable Square in Lion Brand Vanna's Choice by Underground CrafterUS terms 504-medium 50A richly textured woven cable is the centerpiece of this block.

 

Finished Size

  • 6″ (15 cm) square.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g/170 yd/156 m) – 1 skein in 173 Dusty Green, or approximately 45 yd (41 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size 7/4.5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Cable needle.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 20 sts = 4″ (10 cm) in pattern. Completed square = 6″ (15 cm) in pattern after blocking. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BO – bind off
  • C6B – 6-stitch right-leaning cable – Sl 3 sts to cable needle, hold cable needle at back, k3, k3 from cable needle. Leisure Arts has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • C6F – 6-stitch left-leaning cable – Sl 3 sts to cable needle, hold cable needle at front, k3, k3 from cable needle. Leisure Arts has a helpful video tutorial for this stitch here.
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sl 1 – slip 1 st, knitwise
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Note

  • Pattern repeat is any multiple of 18 sts for the cable, + 4 sts for edges, + 8 sts for borders.

Pattern Instructions

  • CO 30 sts.

Border

  • Border Row 1: K to last st, p1.
  • Border Row 2: Sl 1, k to last st, p1.
  • Border Rows 3 & 4: Rep Row 2 twice.

Woven Cable Stitch Pattern

  • Row 1: (RS) Sl 1, k3, p2, k18, p2, k3, p1.
  • Row 2: Sl 1, k5, p18, k5, p1.
  • Row 3: Sl 1, k3, p2, [C6F] 3 times, p2, k3, p1.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 1.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 2.
  • Row 7: Sl 1, k3, p2, k3, [C6B] twice, k3, p2, k3, p1.
  • Row 8: Rep Row 2.
  • Rep Rows 1-8 until square measures approximately 5.5″ (14 cm), ending after Row 4 or Row 8.

Border

  • Border Rows 1-4: Rep Border Row 2, 4 times.
  • BO in pattern for Border Row 2. Fasten off with long yarn tail (approximately 3 times the width of square).
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