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.
This pattern is available as a single pattern download, or as part of the CableStar Vol. 1: Galway Bay.
Yarn: Valley Yarns Northampton (100% wool; 247 yds (226 m)/100g); 1290 yds (1180 m)
Finished Measurements: 22” (56 cm) wide x 52” (132 cm) long
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Gauge: 16 sts x 24 rows = 4″ x 4″ (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch (blocked)
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced
Techniques used: Cable knitting, reading charts, wrap & turn short rows, joining while knitting, provisional cast on, kitchener stitch/grafting
Notions: Waste yarn, tapestry needle, cable needle, stitch markers