On the Moor Shawl

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On the Moor Shawl Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, cable, dec5to1, kbf, kfb, k2tog, M1P, Make5, p2tog, p3tog, slip, wrap & turn, yo, Provisional Cast On (dir. incl), 3-Needle Bind Off (dir. incl)

Pattern Description:

On the Moor is a Faroese-style shawl that incorporates shoulder shaping and a tapered back panel for a unique fit. The spectacular double-loop closed-ring cable on the centre-back panel holds pride of place; the wings of the shawl are worked in a lattice pattern to complement, but not overshadow, the cable centrepiece. The rope-cable border that edges the entire shawl provides the perfect finishing touch.

Construction Notes
The shawl begins at the neck with a provisionally cast-on cabled tab; stitches are then picked up along one long edge of the tab and from the cast-on edge; both 'wings' are increased regularly while the slightly tapered centre-back cable panel is increased at a reduced rate; extra increases are worked along the shoulder lines for the unique Faroese shaping. The cabled front edges are continued around the bottom of the shawl; corners are turned using short rows; the final edging stitches are joined using a 3-Needle Bind Off.

Pattern Notes
Pattern is charted; written instructions for charts are provided.

This pattern consists of 24 pages. Charts are on pp 7 - 15; written directions for charts are on pp 17 - 23. The pdf size is 3.8MB.

Written instructions for the Provisional Cast On and 3-Needle Bind Off are included. Internet links are provided for 'cabling without a cable needle' and the 3-Needle Bind Off.

On the Moor is the third in the Celtic Shawl Series; Other shawls in this series:
1. Margaree Harbour Shawl (crescent)
2. Lady of the Canyon Shawl (rectangular)
4. Ashokan Shawl (arc)

V1.3 uploaded Nov. 24, 2013; be sure to always work from the latest version of the pattern.


(after blocking)
20 sts / 34 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette
22 sts / 34 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Lattice pattern (shoulders and sides)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Wingspan (tip to tip) 50" / 127 cm; Back Depth 22" / 56 cm


  • NEEDLES 3.5 mm / US4 circular 48" / 122cm or size required to obtain gauge
  • NEEDLES 3.5 mm / US 4 one DPN
  • CROCHET HOOK 3.5 mm /US E(4) for PCO only
  • YARN 1040 yds / 951 m Knit Picks Gloss Fingering (70% merino, 30% silk; 220yds / 201m per 50 g ball) in Kenai

You Will Also Need:

  • NOTIONS Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, waste yarn

Suggested yarn:

1040 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Gloss Fingering



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