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Cabernet Sauvignon

from Monika Sirna
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Long tail CO
  • Cast Off
  • Lace
  • Cabling
  • Short Rows
  • Increasing
  • Decreasing

Pattern Description:

**Savings alert! This pattern is available as part of the *Cabernet Series* which includes 8 patterns: 3 hats, 3 infinity scarves, a scarf and this shawl.

Imagine romance in Paris, a concert in Vienna, an afternoon stroll in Prague, a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon in California's vineyards, a coffee break at work, or a cup of tea on your back porch.

This shawl is meant to be worn at any moment you want to feel fabulous!

The sideways construction, while simple, will hold your interest with all the twists and turns along the way. This shawl features the beautiful Cabernet Cable, modern, yet classic at the same time.


Fingering weight: 870 yds / 800 m
DK weight yarn: 950 yds / 870 m

Pattern includes:

Pattern directions for 2 sizes: M (L)
Charted AND written instructions
Worksheet for simplified pattern instructions
Detail explanation of techniques used
Helpful tips and FAQs (including pictures) on:
-How to make your shawl longer.
-How to make your shawl wider.
-How to manage your yarn so that you don't run short.
-How to alternate skeins.
-How to fix possible mistakes.
-Cabernet Cable photo tutorial (updated 10/7/2013)


Fingering weight yarn:
24 stitches and 44 rows / 4" in garter stitch before blocking on US 4/3.5mm straight or 24" circular needle(s)

DK weight yarn:
20 stitches and 40 rows / 4" in garter stitch before blocking on US 6/4mm straight or 24" circular needle(s)

Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge. (Exact gauge is not crucial for this project, the important thing is that you like the finished fabric.)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • M (using fingering weight yarns)
  • L (using DK weight yarns)
  • wingspan: about 50 (54)" / 127 (137)cm
  • length: about 60 (68)" / 152 (173)cm
  • depth: 16.5 (18)" / 42 (46) cm


  • (size M) US 4/3.5 mm 24" circular needles
  • (size L) US 6/4.00 mm 24" circular needles

You Will Also Need:

  • 2 cable needles (alternatively 1 cable needle and 1 DPN or locking stitch marker)
  • 2 stitch marhers
  • tapestry needle for weaving ends
  • pins for blocking

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Fingering or DK merino (wool) yarn with great stitch definition.

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About the designer

I am a wife as well as a stay at home mom to two precious girls, who are the inspiration behind my creations.

Even though I have been around fabric, yarn & crafts my whole life; knitting sweaters ...

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