Inis Meáin Shawl by Kelly G.

Inis Meáin Shawl

October 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1290 yards (1180 m)
22” (56 cm) wide x 52” (132 cm) long
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The Inis Meáin Shawl (pronounced “inish-maan) is the sister pattern to the Inis Meáin Cowl, and part of the CableStar Volume 1: Galway Bay collection. You can purchase the eBook containing 6 patterns and 19 tutorials, or the pattern individually.

Named after the middle of the three Aran Islands, this shawl features a central Celtic cable, flanked by cables, a twisted rib, and texture.

Inis Meáin is constructed seamlessly - first the main body of the shawl is worked from top to bottom. The border is then knit on using a join technique and wrap & turns in order to create a seamless continuous cable flowing around the body.

The pattern includes instructions for the join and wrap & turn short rows, while the eBook contains photo tutorials of the techniques.

Techniques Used:

  • Cable knitting

  • Reading charts

  • Wrap & turn short rows

  • Joining while knitting

  • Provisional cast on

  • Kitchener stitch/grafting