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Celtic Love Song Shawl (PDF Knitting Pattern)

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The Music
Once again the beautifully lilting tunes of Portuguese composer BrunuhVille spring to life and share their story in this richly cabled shawl. Intricate melodies and harmonies translate into intertwining cables in the Celtic Love Song shawl.

Pattern Notes
Sample worked in Lion Brand Fishermen’s Wool in Natural.

This rectangular shawl is knit flat using a circular needle. It begins with an I-Cord Cast On. The first row is a Wrong Side setup row where stitches are increased to accommodate the horizontal pull of the cable stitches that follow. The side edges are worked in a ribbed cable that creates a beautiful wreathed edge. The main shawl ends with an I-Cord Bind Off.

The End Panels (optional) are knit on after the main shawl is complete; they are worked at right angles to the shawl. Stitches are picked up along the I-Cord shawl ends and additional stitches are cast on using an I-Cord Cast On. The End Panels have a mock I-Cord edge and finish with an I-Cord Bind Off. A few stitches need to be sewn to attach the final bind off stitches to the shawl.

Two full sets of directions are provided, one for those who like to work from charts and one for those who prefer written directions. Chart Users may print only pages 1 – 11 and pages 22 – 23 to have a complete pattern; Written Direction Users may print only pages 1 – 3 and pages 12 – 23 to have a complete pattern.

Additional detailed pictures of the shawl can be found on the last page of the pattern (also see pattern photos at left).

This pattern PDF includes 23 pages.

Size
Shawl including end panels: 67.25" / 171cm long by 20" / 51cm wide; Shawl without end panels: 57.25 " / 145.5cm long by 20" / 51cm wide

Yarn
987 - 1167 yards (903 - 1067 m) worsted weight wool

Needles
4.5 mm / US 7

Gauge
20 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette, blocked

Notions
6 Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle

Video of the I-Cord Cast On on YouTube.

Credits:
Tech Editing by: RedSquirrel
Inspiration: Once again my sincerest thanks to Annie Maloney (mzannieknits here on Ravelry) whose genius at creating cable stitches is beyond measure!
Test Knitters: A huge thank you is extended to those who test knit this pattern: dragonxser, tldiemert, CG10, lindaran, FannyKaplan, janruss316 and marthajane73.


The Riversong shawl is a fingering-weight yarn variation of this design ~ the two shawls share the central cables but the edge cable panels and end panels differ.

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