The faux woven cowl gives the illusion of a woven project but it is all in the cabling technique. I first spotted a project at my knitting store with this awesome design, right away, I wanted to knit one of my very own, so I came home and sat down to figure it out. The use of the elongated stitches allows us to be able to do cables that are wider than four stitches. The cowl uses six stitches but using the same technique you can use up to eight stitches.
LOOM: All-n-One Loom
YARN: 130 yards of super bulky yarn. Grand Rapide was used in sample (1 skein).
NOTIONS: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, cable needle.
YO=yarn over (ewrap the peg)
C6F=Cable involving six stitches, leans to the left.
Step 1: Leave the stitches from pegs 1, 2, 3 on the loom, take working yarn behind these three skipped pegs.
Step 2: Knit pegs 4, 5 and 6 (be sure to elongate the stitches prior to knitting them). Place these three stitches on a cable needle.
Step 3: Take yarn to the front of peg 1, knit peg 1, peg 2 and peg 3 (be sure to elongate the stitches prior to knitting them).
Step 4: Move the stitches just knitted on Step 3 to the following pegs: From peg 3 to peg 6, from peg 2 to peg 5, from peg 1 to peg 4.
Step 5: Place the stitches from cable needle on pegs 3, 2, and 1.
C6B=Cable involving six stitches, leans to the right.
Step 1: Place stitches from pegs 1, 2 and 3 onto cable needle (be sure to elongate these stitches prior to transferring them onto cable needle), drop the cable needle towards the back (center of the knitting loom).
Step 2: Take yarn to the front of peg 4. Knit peg 4 and move it to empty peg 1.
Step 3: Take yarn to the front of peg 5. Knit peg 5 and move it to empty peg 2.
Step 4: Take yarn to the front of peg 6. Knit peg 6 and move it to empty peg 3.
Step 5: Place stitches from cable needle back on the loom, on pegs 4, 5, and 6.
Step 6: Knit pegs 4, 5, 6.
Two pegs are used as one on the knitting loom to facilitate the use of super bulky yarn
E-wrap pegs to create an elongated stitch. Drop the extra wrap before crossing the stitches.
Cast on from right to left so first row is from left to right.
Use the yarn over cast on.
Cast on 24 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.
Row 1: *K1, YO 1 (on same peg); rep from * to last peg.
Row 2: Prior to cabling, drop the YO to elongate the stitches. K3, *C6F; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 3: *K1, YO 1 (on same peg); rep from * to last peg.
Row 4: Prior to cabling, drop the YO to elongate the stitches. *C6B; rep from * to end.
Repeat last 4 rows until piece measures approx 48 inches from cast on edge.
Bind off with basic bind off method.
Mattress stitch bind off edge to cast on edge.