Piper Gull Stitch Cabled Cowl

Simple, but sophisticated, this cowl can go from the morning commute to dressing up for an evening out. The stitch pattern is easy enough for an adventurous beginner, but challenging enough for a pro.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 30” / [76.2 cm] x 11” / [27.9 cm]

Gauge: 17 sts and 24 rows= 4″ [10 cm] in cable pattern after steam blocking


Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Bulky (100% Premium Acrylic; 136 yards [124 meters]/100 grams): 25725 Cream (2 skeins)

Needles: US size 10 (6.0 mm) 32” circular; US size 8 (5.0 mm) 32” circular

Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch marker

Special Stitches

1/2 LC: Sl 1 st to CN and hold at front, k2, k1 from CN.

1/2 RC: Sl 2 sts to CN and hold at back, k1, k2 from CN.

P2, K2 Ribbing

Rnd 1: *P2, k2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rep Rnd 1 for patt.

Triple Gull Stitch

Rnd 1: *P2, k6, p2, k2, sl2, k2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: *P2, k6, p2, 1/2 RC, 1/2 LC; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnds 3-6: Rep Rnds 1-2.

Rnd 7: *P2, k2, sl2, k2, p2, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 8: *P2, 1/2 RC, 1/2 LC, p2, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnds 9-12: Rep Rnds 7-8.

Rep Rnds 1-12 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This cowl is worked bottom up in one piece.


With smaller needles, CO 128 sts. PM, join for working in the rnd, taking care not to twist sts.

Work 8 rnds in K2, P2 Ribbing.

Change to larger needles.

Work through Triple Gull Stitch patt Rnds 1-12, 4 times.

Change to smaller needles and work 8 rnds of K2, P2 Ribbing.

BO all sts in patt.


Weave in all ends.

Steam block.

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