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This pattern is part of the Celtic Cable Shawls collection - more info here!

A top-down triangular shawl inspired by beautiful Celtic knot-work, and worked in hand-dyed fingering weight/4-ply yarn. The intricate edging features twisted rib and eyelets. Two sizes are given, but the size of the shawl can be increased if you have extra yarn (the sample shown in the photographs is in the larger size).

The pattern is both fully written out, and charted - please note that due to the complexity of this design, and the size of the charts, the written version and charted version are provided in two separate PDF files (both are available for you to download when you purchase the pattern).

Also please note that the cables are worked on a background of reverse garter stitch, which makes for a lot of purling. Some of the cables are worked on the WS, so this pattern requires some concentration to complete.

If you’d like to try this pattern, but are unsure if it’s beyond your skill level, I would recommend attempting my free pattern Nennir first - this pattern uses many of the same cable techniques as Nennir, just on a bigger scale.

Finished Measurements

Length of neck edge: 46.5 [62]”/(118 [157.5] cm)

Neck edge to centre point: 21 [28]”/(53.5 [71] cm)


  • 4.0 mm/US size 6 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge; long circulars recommended)
  • 520 [800] yds/(475 [732] m) of 4-ply/fingering weight yarn (sample shown in Old Maiden Aunt Superwash 4-ply, 'Seen the Ocean,' [100% merino, 400 yds/(366 m) per 100 g])
  • Cable needle
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Darning needle
  • Pins/wires for blocking

Skills required

    Intermediate to advanced. Skills required include:
  • Complex closed-loop cabling (all cable stitches are fully explained, and a video demonstrating some of the techniques can be found here: http://wp.me/p1SKRw-1T)
  • Garter tab beginning using a provisional cast-on
  • Some patterning on WS rows
  • Twisted rib stitches