Monday, December 30, 2013

Hand Cabled Collar

Here's a relatively quick knit, with a huge cable framing your neck, and no cable needles required!  We worked hard with all our Christmas knitting... it is time for a treat for YOU.  This one should come from your stash, less than 100 grams of worsted weight yarn.   Everyone has some of that!


Hand Cabled Collar

Yarn:  Patons Classic Wool (100 gram, 210 yards worsted weight – less than one ball for this collar)
Needles:  4.5mm( US 7)
2 stitch markers, darning needle, and big button
Gauge: 20 sts = 4 inches (no worries if not exact… it’s a scarf)
Cast on 40 sts.
Row One: knit15, place marker, knit 10, place marker, knit 15
Row two: knit 15, slip marker, purl 10, slip marker, knit 15
Row three: knit 40, slipping markers.
Row four: same as two
Row five: knit 15, remove marker, cast off ten stitches, remove marker, knit 15
Row six: knit 15, turn and cast on 10 (see photos until you get the hang of this), careful not to twist stitches, turn and connect to other side by knitting last 15.

REPEAT rows One to six , until about 22 inches have been worked, ENDING WITH ROW FOUR. Now cast off all stitches.
 flip to cast on.....
 flip back to continue the row....
 Hand cabling:  Looking at the detailed photos, start at the cast on edge, make a loop out of the bottom “10 stitch ladder”.   From underneath, grab ladder 2 and bring it up and through the loop, and to the front, as the new loop.  Keep bringing the ladder above, through from the back, up into the loop, to create a new loop (using your finger like a huge crochet hook!) **** see the series of photos below****
When you get the last ladder at the top up into the last loop, use yarn and a darning needle to tack it permanently as the last loop, (and this will be the loop that can go over a big button, that you can stitch on the other end to close the cowl.)
 the loop.....
 bringing ladder 2 up through first loop
 see?  there it is....
 climbing the ladder...
to the top......
 secure....
 button....
 me

8 comments:

My name WAS Female, I shit you not! said...

I think that I'm going to have a lot of fun with this pattern.
Thank you.

(((hugs)))

chris said...

Hi HUGS! nice to hear from you. Happy New Year!
c

Donna said...

What a fantastic idea! I am going to make one of these this week. Have a wonderful year, and stay warm!

Donna said...

Hi again. Finished the collar. It is great! I have mentioned it on my own blog, and have a project page in Ravelry about it. Hope you don't mind, will take them down if you object to the publicity. Thanks for the pattern! Cheers.

chris said...

wow Donna, super fast, thanks for the second comment! I love that you share the information. go for it. The more we all share, the better we all knit.
chris

Alexandre Nascimento said...

Hi!

I've enjoyed the pattern very much, thank you for sharing (=
Here is a picture of my cable:

http://goo.gl/cKEwS6

Christine Jacob said...

Brilliant! You are a true smartypants! Thank you!
Christine

Madelaineth said...

Love this pattern...so clever. I will be making many of these for gifts in all colors. Xmas gifts in 2015. Many thanks!