Candela by Ágnes Kutas


April 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern (Chart A), blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
580 - 915 yards (530 - 837 m)
S, L (adjustable)
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Combining cable and lace stitches is always an exciting adventure for me. This shawl features a decorative cable and rib body and a border that catches the eye instantly. The cables of the body are like small brooks flowing into a river, they twist and turn until they become one of the defining elements of the border. These big cables are separated by a mesh texture with a touch of floral folk art.

Candela is a crescent-shaped shawl. The pattern contains instructions for two sizes, however, it’s possible to adjust the size by simply working more or less repeats of the body pattern. The body will still flow into the border smoothly, without having to change anything in the pattern.

The pattern contains charted and written, clear, easy-to-follow instructions. The pattern was both tech edited and tested. You can find the first page of the PDF uploaded among the pictures on the left. Pattern layout by graphic designer Eva Benke.

I recommend using a worsted weight wool / alpaca blend such as
● Valley Yarns Stockbridge
● Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lana D’Oro
● Berroco Ultra Alpaca

530 (840) meters
580 (915) yards

4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle, 100 cm (40 inches)

stitch markers
cable needle
blocking pins

S 105 cm x 41 cm / 41¼ inches x 16¼ inches
L 137 cm x 53.5 cm / 54 inches x 21 inches
Shown in Size S.

17 stitches / 26 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in cable pattern (Chart A), blocked
Obtaining the gauge given is not crucial for a successful project but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.