Absent Friends Shawl (PDF Knitting Pattern)
“Small things you’d do weave pictures of you,
they’re printed for life on the back of my mind.”
The Irish folk song ‘Absent Friends’ speaks of partings and memories. What better way to while away the winter hours than knitting this beautiful cabled shawl while thinking of friends - be they far or near?
A gently crescent-shaped shawl, Absent Friends is knit side to side, starting with an I-cord cast on. Stitches are increased for the upper back portion while short rows are used to help curve the lower cabled border. The undulating lower edge is accentuated during blocking.
This pattern is fully charted ONLY (no written directions for the charts). Measurements are in imperial only.
57" top edge, 87" bottom edge, 19.5" back depth
880yds / 805m worsted-weight yarn
4.5mm / US 7 circular needle 32" or longer, or size to obtain gauge
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch, blocked
Yarn Needle, Cable needles (2)
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This pattern was originally published as part of Knit Picks Woodsmoke Cable Collection (2017). This pattern is in its original Knit Picks format and therefore offers only imperial measurements.