The Inis Mór Shawl (pronounced “inish-more”) is named after the largest of the Aran Islands, and features a big, bold cable flanked with braids and texture.
The main body of the shawl is knit first from top to bottom, then afterwards the cabled bordered is knitted on seamlessly using a join technique and mitered corners to create a continuous flowing cable around the main 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); 1729 yards (1581 m)
Finished Measurements: 22” (56cm) wide x 69” (175cm) 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