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Caireen

Knitting
December 2010
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
550 yards (503 m)
76"x 13"; fingering, sport or DK weight yarn
This pattern is available for free.

As soon as the calendar page changes to September, I start dreaming of knitting cables - the more complex, the better. This autumn I wanted to explore the possibility of combining cables with the short row crescent shaping. Inspired by beautiful Celtic knotwork, I adapted this Saxon Braid pattern from Barbara Walker’s Third Treasury.

This sharf (a silly name for a shawlette and scarf hybrid) is knitted in one piece starting at the outside edge of the cables. The elongated curved shape is created by a set of easy short rows (no wraps) while continuing the cable twists. The sport weight yarn is worked on larger needles to give the wrap lovely drape while maintaining the warmth inherent to the baby alpaca fiber. Caireen’s unique construction combined with the intricate cables makes this a project that will hold your interest all the way through.

The matching Caireen hat pattern can be found here:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/caireen-2

The Trenza Mitts feature matching cables for a perfect set: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/trenza-mitts

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Caireen JAL at Susanna IC group:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/susanna-ic/1418815/1-25#18