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Celtic Cables Wrap

By: Caron

When the chilly days come around again, you don't want to be caught without your very own Celtic Cables Wrap. Learn how to knit a shawl with just the right amounts of elegance and flair. The cable stitch design is sure to get more than a few compliments when you wear this out for the whole world to see. Why not get started today on the whimsical knit shawl that will not only keep you warm but also looking incredibly fashionable as you go about your day?

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Simply Soft Heathers Main Color (MC) (141 g/5. oz;228 m/250 yds) - 4 balls
  • Size U.S. H/8 (5mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stocking st.

Measurements: Approx 14” x 60” [35.5 x 152.5 cm]

Abbreviations:
Alt = alternate(ing)
Approx = approximately
Beg = beginning
C6B = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.
C6F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.
cont = continue(ity)
Dec = decrease(ing)
Inc = Increase(ing)
K = knit
P = purl
pat = pattern
rep = repeat
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
st(s) = stitch(es)
T7B = Slip next 4 stitches onto a cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then (P1. K3) from cable needle.
T7F = Slip next 3 stitches onto a cable needle and hold at front of work. (K3. P1), then K3 from cable needle.


Instructions:
Cable Panel A (worked over 23 sts. See Chart A graphic below)
1st row: (RS). (K3. P1) 5 times. K3.
2nd and alt rows: (P3. K1) 5 times. P3.
3rd row: As 1st row.
5th row: (K3. P1) twice. T7F. (P1. K3) twice.
7th row: As 1st row.
9th row: K3. (P1. T7B) twice. P1. K3.
11th row: As 1st row.
13th row: (T7F. P1) twice. T7F.
15th row: As 1st row.
17th row: As 9th row.
19th row: As 1st row.
21st row: As 5th row.
22nd row: As 2nd row.
These 22 rows form Cable Panel Pat A.

Cable Panel B (worked over 12 sts. See Chart B graphic below)
1st and 3rd rows: (RS). P3. K6. P3.
2nd and alt rows: K3. P6. K3.
5th row: P3. C6F. P3.
6th row: As 2nd row.
These 6 rows form Cable Panel B.

Cable Panel C (worked over 12 sts. See Chart C graphic below)
1st and 3rd rows: (RS). P3. K6. P3.
2nd and alt rows: K3. P6. K3.
5th row: P3. C6B. P3.
6th row: As 2nd row.
These 6 rows form Cable Panel C.

 

INSTRUCTIONS
Cast on 67 sts.
**1st row: (RS). *K3. P1. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.
2nd row: *P3. K1. Rep from * to last 3 sts. P3.
Rep last 2 rows (P3. K1) ribbing until work from beg measures 8” [20 cm], ending on a 2nd row** and inc 5 sts evenly across last row. 72 sts.
Proceed as follows:
1st row: K3. Work 1st row of Cable Panel B. Work 1st row of Cable Panel A. Work 1st row of Cable Panel C. (K1. P1) 9 times. K4.
2nd row: K3. (K1. P1) 9times. K1. Work 2nd row of Cable Panel C. Work 2nd row of Cable Panel A. Work 2nd row of Cable Panel B. K3.
3rd row: K3. Work 3rd row of Cable Panel B. Work 1st row of Cable Panel A. Work 3rd row of Cable Panel C. (K1. P1) 9 times. K4.
Cable Panels A, B, and C are now in position.
Cont in pat, having 3 sts garter st at each end until work from beg measures approx 52” [132 cm], ending on 2nd or 4th row of Cable Panel A, and dec 5 sts evenly across last row. 67 sts.
Work from ** to ** as given above.
Cast off in pat.

Celtic Cables Wrap Chart A


Celtic Cables Wrap Chart B and Chart C

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The color and cables on this shawl are stunning. Adding it to my list of patterns to knit one day!

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