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Allegro Lace

Cables 'n Lace Cowl

Designed by Cathy Campbell.  Knit by Angie Kachelmeier.

Description:  This soft and cozy neck warmer features alternating bands of eyelets and 3 x 3 cable. It is knit on needles slightly larger thanis typical for the yarn to allow for more drape and wearability.  See the matching hat and mitts pattern for the entire set.

Level:  Intermediate (knowledge of basic cables and eyelets recommended)

Size:  25" circumference x 7.5 (12.5)" high (Sample shown is taller size.)


  • 1 (2) skeins of Crystal Palace Allegro Lace (shown in 3001 "Stone Gray")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles:  26" circular in US sizes 3 & 5 (or size needed for gauge)
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch marker (to mark beg of rnd)
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:  7.5 sts = 1" over pattern

Abbreviations:  BO- bind off; C6L- cable 6 left (slip next 3 stitches on cable needle an hold in front of work, knit next 3 stitches, then knit the 3 stitches off the cable needle; CO- cast on; k- knit; k2tog-knit 2 stitches together; p- purl; st(s) - stitches; x- times; yf- yarn forward (bring the yarn forward when making a knit stitch to make an eyelet hole - increases by 1 stitch); yo- yarn over (bring yarn around needle to make an eyelet hole - increases by 1 stitch)



With smaller needles, CO 192 sts.  Place stitch marker to mark beg of rnd, if desired.  Join and work k2 x p1 rib for 4 rnds.  Change to larger needles.


Begin Cable-and-Lace Pattern:

Rnd 1:  *p1, k2tog, yf, k2tog, yo, p1, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 2 (and all even rnds):  *p1, k4, p1, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 3:  *p1, (yf, k2tog) 2x, p1, k6; rep form * to end of rnd.

Rnd 5:  Rnd 1.

Rnd 7:  Rnd 3.

Rnd 9:  *p1, k2tog, yf, k2tog, yo, p1, C6L; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 11:  Rnd 3.

Rnd 12:  Rnd 2.


Repeat these 12 rnds until piece measures approx. 12" from cast-on edge, ending with a Rnd 5.  Change to smaller needles and work k2 x p1 rib for 4 rnds.  BO loosely in rib.  Weave in ends.



We are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns. 

September 2015

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