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from Designs by Lucy Hague
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Taliesin

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Complex closed-loop cabling (all cable stitches are fully explained, and a video demonstrating some of the techniques can be found here:
  • Garter tab beginning using a provisional cast-on
  • Some patterning on WS rows
  • Twisted rib stitches

Pattern Description:

This is the first design in the Celtic Cable Shawls collection - more info on my website:

A top-down triangular shawl inspired by beautiful Celtic knot-work, and worked in hand-dyed fingering weight/4-ply yarn. The intricate edging features twisted rib and eyelets. Two sizes are given, but the size of the shawl can be increased if you have extra yarn (the sample shown in the photographs is in the larger size).

The pattern is both fully written out, and charted - please note that due to the complexity of this design, and the size of the charts, the written version and charted version are provided in two separate PDF files (both are available for you to download when you purchase the pattern).

Also please note that the cables are worked on a background of reverse garter stitch, which makes for a lot of purling. Some of the cables are worked on the WS, so this pattern requires some concentration to complete.

If you'd like to try this pattern, but are unsure if it's beyond your skill level, I would recommend attempting my free pattern Nennir first - this pattern uses many of the same cable techniques as Nennir, just on a bigger scale.

Yardage for sizes S [L]:
520 [800] yds/(475 [732] m)


16.5 sts and 32 rows in stocking stitch, after blocking

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S [L]
  • Length of neck edge: 46.5 [62]"/(118 [157.5] cm)
  • Neck edge to centre point: 21 [28]"/(53.5 [71] cm)


  • 4.0 mm/US size 6 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge) for flat knitting (long circulars recommended)
  • Cable needle

Suggested yarn:

800 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Old Maiden Aunt Merino Superwash 4-ply


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I’m a slightly obsessed knitter (and musician) hailing from Orkney, Scotland, and currently living in Edinburgh. I’ve been designing and self-publishing my own hand-knitting patterns for a few years ...

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