54" (137 cm) wingspan; 26.5” (67 cm) depth down center of shawl, adjustable
Expression Fiber Arts Luster Sport yarn
Shown in: Coraline Hues kit (4 skeins).
The sample shown used approximately 610 yds (558 m) total [Color A: 70 yds (64 m), Color B: 120 yds (110 m), Color C: 200 yds (183 m), and Color D: 220 yds (202 m)].
If those colors aren't available, any from this category will work.
US#7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 32” (80 cm) length, or any needle size to obtain gauge
Intermediate: This pattern is for those who feel comfortable with knitting and have made a few projects, using various skills and techniques. You will need to know how to cable and do an i-cord bind off, as well as following a chart and continuing a pattern beyond the chart itself.
Notes From the Designer:
I just love knitting top-down, triangle shawls — particularly ones that begin with a garter tab. I like how you begin with so few stitches and end with so many. As I was finishing up my work on the Rudaba pattern, I had the idea to take the single cable used in that shawl design and spread it over an entire shawl. Thus, Cable Wings was born.
- Click the Videos tab to watch a tutorial on how to knit this shawl and make a miniature version.
- This is a top-down, triangle shawl with one increase at the beginning and end, and one on each side of the center spine. Therefore, with each RS row, you will increase your stitch count by 4 sts. A stitch marker on both sides of the center spine will denote the center stitch. Be sure to slip the markers after you complete the increase on the RS and as you come to them on the WS.
- The slipped stitches are slipped purlwise, and the markers should be slipped after the increase on the RS. On the WS, stitch markers are slipped as you come to them.
- The stitch for the center spine will be slipped purlwise.
- As you knit, you will notice that the (k4, p2) ridges cause the shawl to pull in towards the center, which almost makes it look like you're knitting the shawl from the tip to the top. However, blocking will help achieve the top-down triangle shape you need.
- As you add stitches to each end and the center, you will continue to follow the pattern. It is generally a (k4, p2) stitch pattern with cables added alternately every 5 rows. In cable rows where there are not at least 4 sts left to work the cable, no cable will be added in that spot.
- Written instructions and a visual chart are included for the first 28 rows after the Set Up Rows. Working beyond the chart is as simple as continuing to work in pattern by increasing 4 sts every RS row and making a cable row every 5 rows alternately.
- There are 11 rows between each cable in a single column. The first set of cables occurs on every other 4 st column, and the second set of cables is worked in the columns the first set was not worked in. Thus, there is a cable row every 5 rows, but only every 11 rows per column.
Designed by CheVon Bell
Erratum: Continue repeating Rows 5-28, while changing colors following the Color Change Sequence (on page 5) every 5 inches (12.5 cm).
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This is my first written pattern which I have completed about 10 inches. I found it to be easy even for a novice like myself. I had my own pitfalls, but I brought a counter. I love the cables and decided to try it without cable needles after I purchased them. Thank Chandi for showing another to do cables. I sincerely love knitting this pattern. Will be doing another for myself.
You are wonderful! Thanks for having you.
I have not made this pattern but I am so looking forward to! Love the look of the cables. It looks so soft and comfy and very exquisite! I would love to purchase the yarn to make this; however, I live in Canada and find that your yarn is very pricy. But maybe I will splurge.
As always, a new pattern guaranteed to keep me relaxed, yet mindful through the clear instructions, error-free pattern. The combination of a structural, logical pattern and the well balanced cables gives me the rhythm I need for keeping myself motivated to follow through until completion of this lovely piece I want to make in memory of my grandma. Thank you!
Oh my gosh! Another irresistible pattern. I will have to live to 150 to finish them all.
Oh my gosh! Another irresistible pattern. I will have to live to 150 to make them all.
Gorgeous pattern! Thank you, Chandi and team!
This is a fantastic pattern that starts with a garter tab. Increases occur on right side only and it's easy to get into the rhythm of the pattern. There's only one cable that is repeated throughout (2x2 front) but because of the design, it looks much more complicated when seen in total. I'm using the Sport Luster Yarn kit in Sonder and I'm loving the way it's turning out.
Thank you so much for making this pattern available. thou not tried it yet hope to soon.
Thank you so much for making this pattern available. not tried Yet, planing on it soon.
I'm sorry Chandi, I'm a new knitter so I moved slowly. However, I will definitely try it and let u know or see it. I'm it will be 5 stars.
I love this pattern, it's smooth and easy to wear. Thanks!
Like all designs it's stunning! I know I will enjoy making this beautiful design.
Such a delightful pattern! I love cables & these are perfectly included in this PATTERN. Plus EFA Yarn is delicious
Love cables! Ordered yarn for this project.
I love the look of cables and this is a beautiful pattern. I’ve not started this project yet, but have watched the video and looked through the pattern and I know I can do it - just not while watching TV! LOL!
Really liked the idea of this shawl and thought the example was beautiful. After the initial written instructions, which were easy to follow, it moves to a chart and I was lost. Would have preferred full written instructions.
Love this pattern. Well written. Really love cables, and this fits the bill! The cables are graceful, and elegant.
Just lovely, such talent. Passing talent on to me, I am grateful
Love this pattern and all patterns I’ve gotten from you
Just love this pattern and all patterns I’ve gotten
I’m enjoying the *result* of the pattern but feel it could have been written more clearly. Instructions are printed for the first 28 rows, “then repeat 1-28” as many times as wanted. Unless I’m reading something wrong, repeat rows start at row 17. Also, cable rows are completed every 6 rows instead of every 5.