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Old Bones

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Old Bones
Old Bones
Old Bones
Old Bones

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cables
  • knit and purl
  • increasing

Pattern Description:

Designed to keep you warm in the chillest of Winter, this cozy cabled small shawl, worked in aran/worsted-weight yarn, will do just that. Ribbing unfurls from the neck, while ruffles emerging from smocked cables keep shoulders safe from the cold.

Pattern includes both charted and fully written instructions.

Please note that whilst the sample used 360 yds of aran weight yarn, many people are finding they are using more than called for in the pattern (about 400 - 440 yds).

Shown in Posh Martha Aran (180yd/165m per 100g skein, 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon) in color Infinity


20 stitches and 26 rows = 4in/10cm in Ribbing Chart, slightly stretched

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 40in, 101.5cm wingspan; 18.5in, 47cm deep (total size is customizable)


  • US 8 (5mm) circular needle, at least 40in, 100cm long (to accomodate ruffled edging)
  • 360yd/330m of aran or worsted weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • Cable needle
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Blocking pins and/or wires

Suggested yarn:

360 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Posh Martha Aran


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Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized
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A wonderfully misplaced, 25-year-old American odd-jobber, novelist, knitwear designer, and tech-editor, married to a wonderful man whom I’m trying to talk into knitting with me and who you will often ...

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