Luise O'Neill

for Impeccable Knits   2013

Along the Cabot Trail: Skir Dhu Shawl

‘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!

Skir Dhu, the first shawl in O'Neill's Along the Cabot Trail series, 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.
The pattern includes a 5-page picture tutorial for the Provisional Crochet Cast On.

Pattern Detail

  • Pattern stitches are both written out and charted
  • schematics included
  • no sewing
  • all season
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • top edge: 48"/ 122cm; back length: 24" / 61cm
  • digital PDF has 19 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.5 mm
    • US 7
    • 20.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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