Hidden Cable Shawl by Janet Szabo

Hidden Cable Shawl

July 2004
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1500 - 1700 yards (1372 - 1554 m)
66" long by 27" wide (blocked)
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Sometimes I flip through my stitch pattern books in search of one thing, and something else catches my eye. The stitch pattern for this shawl was in one of my Japanese stitch dictionaries. I glanced at it and almost passed by, because it looks like an intricate lace pattern. Lo and behold! It has hidden cable crossings! Don’t be scared off by the stitch pattern: yarn overs and decreases occur on both right and wrong side rows of the pattern, but the multiple is only 7 stitches wide and easy to master. The luxurious yarn makes this shawl a pleasure to knit and wear.

Level of Experience: Intermediate

Sizes: One size

Finished measurements:
Approximately 66” long x 27” wide (blocked)

1600 yds any sport weight yarn which knits to the specified gauge. Sample done in KFI Cashemereno (55% wool, 33% microfiber, 12% cashmere) 140 yds/50g skein
US size #6 (4 mm) ndls
Cable needle, stitch markers

Gauge: 25 sts and 30 rows = 4” over patt st on US size #6 (4 mm) ndls