Fiercely Autumn Cowl

The woman who wears this cowl will not be outdone by the brilliant red hues of the changing leaves. The texture it gains from the cables and ribbing makes this cowl stand out from the crowd for a season of bold autumn fashion.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 27½” circumference x 9” high

Gauge: 14 sts and 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Berry Field Pattern after wet blocking



Medium weight yarn Valley Yarns Berkshire (85% Wool, 15% Alpaca; 141 yards [129 meters]/100 grams): 16 Burgundy, 2 balls

Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm): 24” circular

Notions: Marker (1); cable needle; tapestry needle


1-1 RC: Cable 2 right –  Sl 1 st to cn, hold to back, k1, k1 from cn.

1-1 RPC: Cable 1 over 1 purl right –  Sl 1 st to cn, hold to back, k1, p1 from cn.

1-1 LPC: Cable 1 over 1 purl left – Sl 1 st to cn, hold to front, p1, k1 from cn.

Special Stitches

Berry Field Pattern

Rnds 1-6: *K1, p2, k1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 7: *1-1 LPC, 1-1 RPC; rep from * to end.

Rnd 8: *P1, k2, p1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 9: *P1, 1-1 RC, p1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 10: *P1, k2, p1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 11: *1-1 RPC, 1-1 LPC; rep from * to end.

Rnds 12-14: *K1, p2, k1; rep from * to end.

Rep Rnds 1-14 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in the round.


CO 96 sts, join in the rnd, being careful not to twist your sts and pm.

Work Berry Field Pattern 3 times, then work Rnds 1-4 of Berry Field Pattern once more.

BO all sts in patt.


Weave in ends. Wash and block to dimensions. yarn ball

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  • Love the pattern. Could you please give directions for the abbreviations 1-1 RC, 1-1 RPC, and 1-1 LPC ? I can’t wait to make this gorgeous cowl. Thank you

    • Thank you Kathleen for your comment. Please see updates for how to work the cables.

      • Thank You so much! I really appreciate getting the directions for the cables. I will start my cowl tomorrow..I’m so excited!!

  • When I printed the pattern, the picture of the cowl did not print. Got just the printed pattern. Love the cowl, but want to do it later and to have picture to refer to would be nice. Thank you.

  • I am now rather set in my ways and would like to know if this pattern can be knitted on two needles in the old-fashioned way please and maybe shorter as I am petite ? If one knits only in garter stitch in the round to produce a stockinette effect, is understandbale, but for a simple pattern such as 5k, 1p, on the right side, I would greatly appreciate advice. I cannot let this beat me. Smiley. With many thanks. Mrs C Cooley (OAP = retired) GB


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