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Crisial Cowl Digital Knitting Pattern

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The Crisial (Welsh for “crystal”) Cowl was inspired by the geometric shapes of crystals. It uses a simple two-stitch cable to create twists that make for a classic textural piece you’ll want to wear all season long. Both aran and heavy worsted weight yarn would work well with this project.

Originally Published in I Like Knitting's One Skein Pattern Collection.

The Dark Blue Sample  was knit in Briggs & Little Tuffy (80% Wool, 20% Nylon) in "Denim".
Light Blue Sample was knit in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky (100% Superwash Wool) in "Fjord Heather"  (This is an affiliate link, meaning I get a commission if you make a purchase - there's no extra cost to you!)

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Pattern Notes:

The Crisial Cowl is knit in the round from the bottom up, and done in a simple cable motif.

It is easily adjustable to the amount of yarn you have.

Note that gauge is not specifically important to this pattern, though changes in gauge will affect the amount of yarn used and the size of the final project.

This pattern has written instructions, and the stitch pattern is both written and charted. This pattern also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software. This option includes only the written instruction.

Errata Link

Sizes Available: One, Adjustable. 30 inch (70 cm) Circumference.

Materials Required:
Pattern uses 137 to 215 yards (125 to 197 meters), 1 skein of worsted or aran yarn. 

5 mm /US 8 needles for working in the round:
1 24 inch (60 cm) or 32 inch (80 cm) circular needle. (This is another affiliate link, meaning I get a commission if you make a purchase - there's no extra cost to you!)

tapestry needle
1 stitch marker

Gauge for Pattern:
13 sts and 20 rows = 4 inches (10 cm square) in stocking stitch

Techniques Used:
long-tail cast on
knitting in the round
working cables with a cable needle

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Newest Update: January 30, 2023

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Image Descriptions:
Image 1:  A cowl knit in dark-blue worsted-weight yarn, with a cable that crosses columns of knit stitches.
Image 2:  A cowl knit in light-blue worsted weight yarn, with a cable that crosses columns of knit stitches.
Image 3: A woman with a worsted-weight cowl pulled up over her head and ears.
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