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.
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
US#10/6 mm (or size to get gauge) for working flat
Version 2012 - Originally published as part of the Hot Holiday Knits 2012: Cowls and Shawlettes
Version 2020 - Layout updated and details finessed.