Everything you love about a cozy tweed cabled sweater, but in a shawl! Banner Mountain Shawl takes inspiration from classic knitting styles and combines them with a tweed yarn made of soft wool and flecks of color. Featuring elegant cables and rustic textured stitches, this adventurous knit with a modern twist is one you’ll want to wear atop your favorite mountain.
Yarn: two skeins of Arkaik Fibres Fremont Tweed, colorway Epic Problem (85% Superwash British Bluefaced Leicester / 15% Nep; 438 yds/400 meters per 100g skein). Or approximately 850 yards/775 meters multi-plied wool or wool-blend fingering weight yarn.
Needles: US size 3/3.25 mm 40” circular needle recommended, or size needed to obtain gauge. Note: gauge swatches should be blocked for most accurate measurements.
Notions: yarn needle, stitch markers (min. 4 ms, see Pattern Notes), cable needle.
Gauge: 28 sts/36 rows = 4”/10 cm in St. st. on US size 3/3.25 mm knitting needles.
Finished shawl measurements after blocking: approximately 59”/150 cm wingspan along top edge and approximately 26”/65 cm depth along center spine (see schematic).
The shawl is worked down and out from the center of the top edge and features cables and textured stitches. While working the pattern, I recommend placing stitch markers between chart repeats (approx 60+ stitch markers), and use a row counter to keep track. If you happen to have more than 850 yards of yarn and would like to knit a larger shawl, work additional repeats of Rows 165-168 and Chart G before working the Border section. Please note when working the final row of your shawl before the border (modified or not), Charts A-F may end on a different row than the last row of each respective chart.
Necessary skills include knit and purl, working increases and decreases, working cables, and reading charts.
Instructions are provided in written and charted formats. Please read through the entire pattern to familiarize yourself with its construction before starting to knit.