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This is the sixth design in the Celtic Cable Shawls collection.

This circular lace-weight shawl features a huge Celtic knot comprised of just one strand, which loops around infinitely.

The shawl is knitted from the centre-out and is finished with a simple lace edging that can be blocked out into points.

The sample shown was worked in lace-weight yarn; for a bigger shawl, a heavier yarn such as fingering weight could be used (note that extra yardage may be required).

The pattern is both fully charted and fully written-out.

Finished Measurements

Diameter: 44”/(112 cm)


  • 3.25 mm/US size 3 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge; medium and long length circulars recommended)
  • 3.25 mm/US size 3 DPNs (or needles for preferred method of working small diameters in the round)
  • 1300 yds/(1189 m) of lace-weight yarn (shown in Old Maiden Aunt merino silk lace-weight, ‘Moody’ [80% merino, 20% silk, 1300 yds/(1189 m) per 100 g])
  • 1 stitch marker (or 12 to track all repeats)
  • Cable needle
  • Darning needle
  • Pins/wires for blocking

Skill Level

Intermediate to advanced. Skills required include:

  • Working outwards from a small diameter in the round
  • Complex closed-loop cables (tutorial link in pattern)
  • Patterning on almost all rnds
  • Basic lace