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On the Moor Shawl (PDF Knitting Pattern)

This is the 3rd shawl pattern in the Celtic Shawl Series.

Read Stacey’s (Knit Picks) blog post about the photo shoot here.

On the Moor is a Faroese-style shawl that incorporates shoulder shaping and a tapered back panel for a unique fit.

The spectacular double-loop closed-ring cable on the centre-back panel holds pride of place; the wings of the shawl are worked in a lattice pattern to complement, but not overshadow, the cable centrepiece. The rope-cable border that edges the entire shawl provides the perfect finishing touch.

General Construction Notes
The shawl begins at the neck with a provisionally cast-on cabled tab; stitches are then picked up along one long edge of the tab and from the provisional cast-on edge; both ‘wings’ are increased regularly while the slightly tapered centre-back cable panel is increased at a reduced rate; extra increases are worked along the shoulder lines for the unique Faroese shaping. The cabled front edges are continued around the bottom of the shawl; corners are turned using short rows; the final edging stitches are joined using a 3-Needle Bind Off.

Pattern Notes
Pattern is charted; written instructions for charts are provided.

This pattern consists of 25 pages; it contains 9 pages of charts and 7 pages of written directions for charts. The pdf size is 3.8MB.

Size
Wingspan (tip to tip) 50” / 127 cm Back Depth 22” / 56 cm

Yarn
1040yd / 951m in Fingering weight

Needles
3.5 mm / US 4 circular 48” / 122 cm
3.5 mm / US 4 dpn (1 spare needle)
3.5 mm /US E(4) crochet hook (for PCO only)
Cable needle
Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.

Gauge (after blocking)
20 sts / 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette
22 sts / 34 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Lattice pattern (shoulders and sides)

Notions
Stitch markers; yarn needle (to weave in ends)

Techniques
Written instructions for the Provisional Cast On and 3-Needle Bind Off are included. Internet links are provided for ‘cabling without a cable needle’ and the 3-Needle Bind Off.

Also available as a knitCompanion design from Create2Thrive.

Acknowledgements
With grateful thanks to my Tech Editor: faeriesandpixies1

Lattice pattern adapted from: Maloney, Annie, The Cable Knitting Handbook, self-published, 2004

Other patterns in the Celtic Shawl Series:
#1: Margaree Harbour Shawl (crescent)
#2: Lady of the Canyon Shawl (rectangular)
#4: Ashokan Shawl (arc-shaped)

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