Cabernet Sauvignon by Monika Sirna

Cabernet Sauvignon

October 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
870 - 950 yards (796 - 869 m)
M (L)
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Imagine romance in Paris, a concert in Vienna, an afternoon stroll in Prague, a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon in California’s vineyards, a coffee break at work, or a cup of tea on your back porch.
This shawl is meant to be worn at any moment you want to feel fabulous!
The sideways construction, while simple, will hold your interest with all the twists and turns along the way. This shawl features the beautiful Cabernet Cable, modern, yet classic at the same time.


Fingering or DK merino (wool) yarn with great stitch definition.

Sample shown uses:
Cephalopod Yarns, Traveller, Maison de Peuple colorway


M (using fingering weight yarns)
L (using DK weight yarns)

Size is easily customizable by using different weight yarns and needle size. However, these changes will influence your yardage and finished measurements.


wingspan: about 50 (54)“ / 127 (137)cm
length: about 60 (68)” / 152 (173)cm
depth: 16.5 (18)“ / 42 (46) cm

Measurements are taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

Gauge and needles:

DK weight yarn:
20 stitches and 40 rows / 4” in garter stitch before blocking
US 6/4mm straight or 24” circular needle(s)

Fingering weight yarn:
24 stitches and 44 rows / 4” in garter stitch before blocking
US 4 /3.5mm straight or 24” circular needle(s)


Fingering weight: 870 yds / 800 m
DK weight yarn: 950 yds / 870 m


  • 2 cable needles (alternatively 1 cable needle and 1 DPN or locking stitch marker)
  • 2 stitch marhers
  • tapestry needle
  • pins

Difficulty level:
3 out of 5

Pattern includes:

  • Pattern directions for 2 sizes: M (L)
  • Charted and written instructions
  • Cabernet Cable Photo Tutorial (cabling without cable needle)
  • Worksheet for simplified pattern instructions
  • Detail explanation of techniques used
  • Helpful tips and FAQs (including pictures) on:

How to make your shawl longer.
How to make your shawl wider.
How to manage your yarn so that you don’t run short.
How to alternate skeins.
How to fix possible mistakes.

Printing notes:

Note 1: Please, read entire pattern before printing to save ink and paper. There is a chance you will not need to print every page.
Note 2: Please print pages 4 and 5 in full color to preserve important pattern information.
Note 3: Pages 8-10, Helpful tips and FAQs, are for reference only and do not need to be printed.