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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

Questions or comments about my designs?
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Caireen JAL at Susanna IC group:
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/susanna-ic/1418815/1-25#18

Row-by-row directions:
Row 1(RS): P1, {p1, k4, p2, k4, p4, k8, p4, k4, p2, k4, p2} eleven times.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Work sts as they appear: knit the knits and purl the purls.
Row 3: P1, {p1, k4, p2, k4, p4, k8, p4, k4, p2, k4, p2} eleven times.
Row 5: P1, {p1, k4, p2, k4, p4, C8B, p4, k4, p2, k4, p2} eleven times.
Row 7: P1, {p1, k4, p2, k4, p4, k8, p4, k4, p2, k4, p2} eleven times.
Row 9: P1, {p1, k4, p2, (C6FP, C6BP) two times, p2, k4, p2} eleven times.
Row 11: P1, {p1, k4, p4, k8, p4, k8, p4, k4, p2} eleven times.
Row 13: P1, {p1, C5FP, p3, C8F, p4, C8F, p3, C5BP, p2} eleven times.
Row 15: P2tog, {p1, k4, p3, k8, p4, k8, p3, k4, p1, p3tog} ten times, end p1, k4, p3, k8, p4, k8, p3, k4, p1, p2tog.
Row 17: P1, {p1, C5FP, (C6BP, C6FP) two times, C5BP, p2} eleven times.
Row 19: P1, {p2, k8, p4, k8, p4, k8, p3} eleven times.
Row 21: P1, {p2, C6FPDec, p4, C8B, p4, C6BPDec, p3} eleven times.
Row 23: P2tog, {p3, k4, p4, k8, p4, k4, p3, p3tog} ten times, end p3, k4, p4, k8, p4, k4, p3, p2tog.
Row 25: P1, {p3, (C6FP, C6BP) two times, p4} eleven times.
Row 27: P1, {p5, k8, p4, k8, p6} eleven times.
Row 29: P1, {p5, C8F, p4, C8F, p6} eleven times.
Row 31: P2tog, {p4, k8, p4, k8, p4, p3tog} ten times, end p4, k8, p4, k8, p4, p2tog.
Row 33: P1, {p2, (C6BP, C6FP) two times, p3} eleven times.
Row 35: P1, {p2, k4, p4, k8, p4, k4, p3} eleven times.
Row 37: P1, {p2, k4, p4, C8B, p4. k4, p3} eleven times.
Row 39: P2tog, {p1, k4, p4, k8, p4, k4, p1, p3tog} ten times, end p1, k4, p4, k8, p4, k4, p1, p2tog.
Row 41: P1, {p1, (C6FP, C6BP) two times, p2} eleven times.
Row 43: P1, {p3, k8, p4, k8, p4} eleven times.
Row 45: P1, {p3, C6FPDec, p4, C6BPDec, p4} eleven times.
Row 47: P2tog, {p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, p3tog} ten times, end p4, k4, p4, k4, p4, p2tog.
Row 49: P1, {p4, C6FP, C6BP, p5} eleven times.
Row 51: P1, {p6, k8, p7} eleven times.
Row 53: P1, {p6, C8B, p7} eleven times.
Row 55: P1, {p6, k8, p7} eleven times.
Row 56: Work sts as they appear.
Start short rows.