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Skir Dhu Shawl

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’Your heart will never leave’ is promised by Cape Bretoners and, as one travels the world renowned Cabot Trail, the wonders of the island and its treasures ~ like the small community of Skir Dhu ( Gaelic for ‘black rock’) ~ it’s easy to see why. The unparalleled beauty of the land, the power and vastness of the ocean, the music, the history, the culture - all cast their spell. This shawl, the first in the Along the Cabot Trail series, will be the perfect memory!

Pattern stitches are both charted and written out.

This pattern contains 19 pages which includes a 5-page picture tutorial for the Provisional Crochet Cast On.

Construction Notes
Skir Dhu is a modified triangular shawl (often referred to as ‘heart-shaped’) knit top down, beginning with a provisionally cast on neck tab. The cable and lace pattern is mirrored on either side of the spine stitch and is finished with a lovely undulating double border.

Size
Top Edge: 48"/ 122cm; Back Length: 24" / 61cm

Yarn
490 yd / 448 m in Fingering weight

Needles
4.5 mm / US 7

Gauge
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette, blocked
Lace Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows over 4” / 10cm in main pattern stitch, blocked

Notions
Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, blocking wires and pins, waste yarn for PCO (Provisional Cast On)
Crochet hook required for PCO only.

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Credits:
Test Knitting: My sincerest thanks to the test knitters who so generously gave of their time and talents: dragonxser, marthajane73, pitzapooh, giege and knucna.

Tech Editing: RedSquirrel.

Charting Software: Stitchmastery.

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