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Aberdeen, Scotland

I’ve always loved creating things – the list of crafts I’ve tried and enjoy is pretty long and varied. Learning to knit has been a fantastic experience for me – it has all the advantages of my other ...

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Storm Warning

from Liz Corke Knit Design
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Storm Warning
Storm Warning
Storm Warning
Storm Warning
Storm Warning

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Increase
  • decrease
  • place beads (photo tutorial is included!)
  • cables

Pattern Description:

Storm Warning is a triangular shaped sideways shawl. It has a plaited cable and delicate lace border with optional beading, a garter stitch body and an eyelet edging. This shawl is perfect for showing off those special one of a kind skeins to the best advantage. The size of the shawl is easily adjustable depending on the amount of yarn you have. The pattern includes both charts and written instructions as well as a photo tutorial for beading, so however you like to read your patterns, you're covered! The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted.


26 stitches and 43 rows in 10cm (4 inches) in garter stitch. Gauge is not essential, but may change the size of the finished shawl. Differences in gauge will also effect the amount of yarn used.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 162cm long by 35cm (64" long by 14" deep) after blocking.


  • 400+ yards of fingering weight yarn (sample is Old Maiden Aunt Merino/Silk 4ply (50% Merino/50% silk, 400 yards / 100g))
  • 4mm (US 6) circular needles, 24" long
  • Stitch marker
  • 418 Beads size 6/0 (optional). Approx 40g.

You Will Also Need:

  • 0.75mm crochet hook, floss or your prefered method for placing beads
  • Cable needle
  • blocking mats and pins

Suggested yarn:

400 yards of Fingering weight