Monday, February 17, 2014

Caledonian Magic - a cable cowl and my first pattern

Fulfilled a quest today: I became a pattern designer!

Caledonian Dreams

Okay, with Raverly anyone with a computer and the interest can be a pattern designer. But I always thought it would be cool to have patterns of my own. 

This pattern is a simple cable cowl, done in the round in DK weight yarn. The sample uses Debbie Bliss Rialto DK, but any wool DK weight yarn would do. It does need to be wool, preferably merino wool, if you want to achieve the relaxed look shown in the photos. A warm water bath after casting off relaxes the wool fibers and gives it a softer look.

This is a good pattern for someone wanting to try cables for the first time. 

Download the PDF on ravelry or download it here:

Caledonian Magic


  1. Hi there! Not sure if you will receive a comment this long later, but I thought I would chime in just in case!
    Thank you so much for this pattern!! It is my first cable project and it has turned out really well!
    I wasn't paying attention to how many repeats I did, so would you be able to estimate how many inches in depth it should be?
    Thanks again!

  2. Hi Diane, and thanks! The depth is really a matter of preference. I think mine is about 6 inches, but you can make it however wide you want it. I know some people have made it short and use it as a headband!

    Thanks again for your kind words!



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