Subduction Zone Cowl pattern - by Kat Archer
420 yards/384 meters
This dramatic double-loop cowl utilizes a simple cable pattern to create a fantastically cozy and squishy accessory. The swooping planes of the fabric are reminiscent of tectonic plates diving below each other and are the inspiration for the pattern’s name. Worked in heavy-worsted weight yarn, it’s quicker to knit than you might think, and more fun to wear than you can imagine.
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Weight: heavy worsted or Aran
Amount: 420 yards/384 meters
Shown in: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Luscious Single Silk, colorway Tempest
US#10/6 mm (or size to get gauge) for working flat
Cable needle, tapestry needle, crochet hook, waste yarn
Circumference: 46"/117 cm
Width: 7"/18 cm
Measured after blocking
This cowl starts with a provisional cast on, is worked flat from beginning to end, and then the two ends are grafted or seamed together to create a continuous loop.
16 stitches = 4"/10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking. Gauge is not crucial for this pattern but it will affect finished measurements and yarn usage.
Intermediate: cabling, provisional cast on, grafting
03/2012 - Originally published.
10/2020 - Layout updated and details finessed.