Cables Please Shawl by Stephen West

Cables Please Shawl

February 2018
yarn held together
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in honeycomb cables
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1290 - 1520 yards (1180 - 1390 m)
Small (Large)
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Knit this luscious cabled shawl using DK or Worsted weight yarn. Honeycomb cables fill the body of the shawl accompanied by wide ribbed edges. The middle section is worked in stockinette stitch with meandering cables. Use colorful stripes whenever you like to add a touch of playfulness with the traditional cables. A two-color brioche border frames the fabric with a graphic bang!

Sizes: Small (Large)
Sample shown in Large Size.

Finished Measurements: 68 (80)″ / 173 (203)cm wingspan length, 23 (28)“ / 58 (71)cm from CO to BO edge. Measurements taken after blocking.

Yarn: DK & Worsted weight

Yardage: Cabled Section
MC - 690 (790)yds / 631 (722)m (shown in gold)
CC - approximately 250 (300)yds / 229 (274)m total. CC is shown using several different color pops. Gather a range of colors in DK & worsted weight yarns for these accent stripes.

Brioche Border
MC - 200 (250)yds / 183 (229)m (black)
CC - 150 (180)yds / 137 (165)m (white)

Shown in: Cabled Section
MC - De Rerum Natura Gilliatt, Color - Doré
CC - a variety of DK & worsted weight yarns including Orkney Angora St. Magnus DK (held double for extra fluffy stripes), Woolfolk Tov, Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK, Qing Fibre Supersoft DK, & Brooklyn Tweed Arbor.

Brioche Border
Malabrigo Rios
MC - Black
CC - White

The sample fabric includes some variety in the yarn weight. Use the needle size you like with the thickest yarn and any thinner yarn weights will be less dense. You can also hold fingering weight yarn double to achieve gauge.

Needles: 47″ US 7 / 4.5mm circular (gold version) for a crisp dense fabric
Use a needle size to achieve the fabric density and drape that you like.

Notions: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 26 sts & 32 rows = 4″ / 10cm in honeycomb cables