Margaree Harbour Cable Shawl

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Margaree Harbour Cable Shawl Pattern


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Knitting: Margaree Harbour Cable Shawl
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, increase, decrease, cable,

Pattern Description:

This is the first pattern in the Celtic Shawl Series.

Margaree Harbour is nestled along the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia - one of the most beautiful trails in the world with its absolutely spectacular ocean vistas. Along the trail's length are many small historic fishing communities that still today depend on the sea for their livelihood and celebrate their Celtic culture. Imagine a fisherman's wife in days gone by, standing on the rocks overlooking the ocean, wrapped in the warmth of a woollen shawl to keep out the cold winds as she watches for that first glimpse of the fishing boats returning to the safety of the harbour.

The Saxon Braid cable is one of the most beloved of cables ~ in this shawl its arms reach toward the stunning cable centrepiece.

The irregular rib upper edge creates a lovely crescent shape for this uniquely constructed shawl - knit from end-tip to end-tip. The centre bottom edge is flat - no pointy tips here! -- and the entire cable panel gently curves along the width of the shawl creating an elegant flow.

This pattern contains 22 pages. It is fully charted; row by row written instructions are also included.
Always be sure to work from the most recent version of any knitting pattern.
This pattern was last updated on June 23, 2013 (v1.4R).


20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Tip to Tip (straight across): 53" / 135 cm; Centre-back Depth: 20" / 51 cm


  • Needles: US 6 - 4.0 mm
  • 660 yds / 604 m Patons Classic Wool or 690 yds / 631 m Knit Picks Bare - Peruvian Highland Wool

You Will Also Need:

  • Cable needle; yarn needle to weave in ends

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An adult educator by training, technical author and lifelong knitter, crocheter and seamstress, I have had the good fortune to be able to indulge my love of all things fibre by being a full-time knitwear designer since 2008 - such a joy!

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