Cable and Lace Shawl and Afghan by Margaret Holzmann

Cable and Lace Shawl and Afghan

Knitting
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Worked in the pattern for the shawl
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1350 - 1450 yards (1234 - 1326 m)
22" x 72" shawl, 33" x 72" shawl, 44" x 72" shawl, 55" x 72" afghan, 66" x 72" afghan
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This richly textured lace shawl has large diamonds, bobbles, lace and an embroidered embellishment. Don’t be deceived by the detailed nature of the finished shall -- all techniques used are easy and clearly described.

Available sizes are 22 inches wide (or multiples of 11 inches) by 72 inches long. The gray shawl pictured is 22 inches x 72 inches (56 cm x 183 cm). The red shawl is 44 inches by 72 inches (112 cm x 183 cm).

An afghan version can also be made which is 66” by 72” (168 cm x 183 cm)

Equipment needed:

  • US Size 8 circular needle
  • cable needle
  • tapestry needle
  • stitch holder (optional)

Materials:
Main color:
Shawl: 22” x 72” = 1450 yards (3680 m)
Shawl: 44” x 72” = 2900 yards (7400 m)
Afghan/Throw: 66” x 72” = 4300 yards (11000 m)

Contrast color (for the embroidered embellishments):
Shawl: 22” x 72” = 50 yards (127 m)
Shawl: 44” x 72” = 100 yards (254 m)
Afghan/Throw: 66” x 72” = 150 yards (381 m)

The instructions include a printable pdf chart and written instructions.

Skills required: ability to knit from a chart, knit, purl, basic cables, a bobble (which is described in the pattern, increases and decreases, a simple embroidery stitch (optional).