Skir Dhu Shawl

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Skir Dhu Shawl Pattern


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Knitting: Skir Dhu Shawl
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, k2tog, M1, purl, pick up and knit, provisional cast on, psso, slip, ssk, yo, yrn, 2/2 cables

Pattern Description:

Skir Dhu is the first shawl in the Along the Cabot Trail series.

'Your heart will never leave' is promised by Cape Bretoners and, as one travels the world renowned Cabot Trail, the wonders of the island and its treasures ~ like the small community of Skir Dhu ( Gaelic for 'black rock') ~ it's easy to see why. The unparalleled beauty of the land, the power and vastness of the ocean, the music, the history, the culture - all cast their spell. This shawl, the first in the Along the Cabot Trail series, will be the perfect memory!

Construction Notes: Skir Dhu is a modified triangular shawl (often referred to as 'heart-shaped') knit top down, beginning with a provisionally cast on neck tab. The cable and lace pattern is mirrored on either side of the spine stitch and is finished with a lovely undulating double border.

Pattern stitches are both charted and written out.

This pattern contains 19 pages which includes a 5-page picture tutorial for the Provisional Crochet Cast On.


20 sts and 28 rows over 4" / 10cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked
18 sts and 26 rows over 4" / 10cm in main pattern stitch, blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Top Edge: 48"/ 122cm; Back Length: 24" / 61cm


  • YARN 490 yds / 448 m KP Gloss Fingering (70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk; 220yds per 50g) in Winter Night
  • NEEDLES 4.5 mm / US7 circular needle 32" / 81cm or size required to obtain gauge
  • CROCHET HOOK 4.5 mm crochet hook for Provisional Cast On (PCO)

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, blocking wires and pins, waste yarn for PCO

Suggested yarn:

490 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Gloss Fingering


winter night

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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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