ishneich shawl


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This is the seventh and final design in the Celtic Cable Shawls collection

Ishneich is a top-down triangular shawl, designed to work well with a variegated yarn and a co-ordinating solid or semi-solid. The cabled section features a Celtic knot comprised of a single strand looping around itself. Two lateral braids are worked after the cabled section, and finally a lace edging is knitted on perpendicularly.

In the materials list, Yarn A refers to the semi-solid yarn used for the cabled section and Yarn B refers to the variegated background yarn used in the body section and lace edging.

Sizes & Measurements

S [L]
Shown in size L
Length of neck edge: 45 [60]”/(114 [152.5] cm)
Neck edge to centre point: 22.5 [30]”/(57 [76] cm)


• 4.0 mm/US size 6 needles (or size needed to obtain gauge; long circulars recommended)
• Yarn A: 285 [370] yds/(261 [338] m) of fingering weight yarn (sample shown in Malabrigo Sock, ‘Aguas’ 100% merino, 440 yds/(402 m) per 100 g)
• Yarn B: 205 [268] yds/(187 [245] m) of fingering weight yarn (sample shown in Malabrigo Sock, ‘Pocion’)
• Cable needle
• 2 stitch markers
• Darning needle
• Pins/wires for blocking
• Waste yarn

Skill Level

Intermediate to advanced. Skill required include:
• Garter tab beginning
• Closed-loop cables (tutorial links included in pattern)
• Lateral braids (explained in pattern)
• Basic lace
• Knitting on an edging perpendicularly