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Petrel Pattern


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Knitting: Petrel
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knit and purl stitches
  • cables
  • provisional cast on
  • cable cast on
  • increases: m1 and yo
  • decreases: k2tog, ssk, sk2p
  • short rows

Pattern Description:

This beautiful lace shawl begins at the center top edge with a provisional cast on. A few rows are worked in the cable panel. Stitches are picked up along the side of the cable panel, then the provisional stitches are picked up. Stitches are increased along each outer edge, and along the center cable panel to shape the shawl. Short rows are worked to complete each point at the lower edge of the shawl. Stiches are cast on then bound off for the knots at the point of each tip.


14 sts = 33?4" (9.5 cm) and 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) in cable and lace pattern after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 22 (271/2, 291/2)" [56 (70, 75) cm] long
  • 44 (55, 59)" [112 (139.5, 150) cm] wide


  • Cascade's Ecological Wool: 1 (2, 2) hanks in color 8010 Natural
  • or approx 470 (590, 630) yards in a comparable earth-friendly yarn
  • 29" circular size US 10 (6 mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch markers
  • waste yarn
  • cable needle

About Designer

About Designer

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