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Glenshee Shawl (PDF Knitting Pattern)

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♫ The Music ♫
The Hills of Glenshee (the Maid of Glenshee) is a traditional ballad composed in the early 1800s and attributed to Andrew Sharpe. It tells the love story between a nobleman and a shepherdess who cares for her flock in the hills of Glenshee. Cables are such a perfect representation of the intertwining relationships in our lives.

The cable pattern is charted only.

This generously-sized, lusciously cabled crescent shawl is knit side-to-side beginning and ending with a Garter stitch edge. The left-hand edge (as worked) is a faux I-Cord edge that will form a lovely rounded finish for the top of the shawl – be sure not to pull the yarn too tightly when working these stitches. All of the increases and decreases are worked in the upper textured portion of the shawl.

The star ⭐ of this design is the mirrored cable which is flanked by a knotted cable rope on each side; the lower edge has an additional cable added. Twisted stitch and garter stitch elements within the cable panel add to the beautiful harmony of this design.

Top edge: 72” / 183cm; bottom edge: 87” / 221cm; back depth: 19.5” / 50cm.

985 yards (901 m) DK weight yarn.

Sample in Fiddlesticks Knitting Silken Merino (50% tussah silk, 50% Merino wool; 105m per 50g) in colour 111.

4.5mm / US7 circular needle 32” / 80cm long or size required to obtain gauge.

18 sts and 24 rows over 4" / 10cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked.

Cable needle, tapestry needle.

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