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Sandra Conway

Tine Shawl Pattern

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Tine (/ˈtɪn ɛ) is the Irish word for “Fire”, one of the four basic elements of the Celtic world. Inspired by the flames of a bonfire, this shawl features cables representing the flames, in front of a garter background. The construction is unusual, as the cast-on is on the longest point and every row gets shorter until only one stitch is bound off.

The two colour garter is achieved by working one garter ridge at a time in each colour, so the two never need to be juggled at the same time. The cables in the main colour are worked on MC rows and slipped on CC rows, just like in Mosaic knitting.

This pattern is well within the skills of an intermediate knitter, or a beginner, who is willing to expand their skills. The cables are the most complex part of the pattern, with every few rows using a cable over 3 stitches, but instructions are included for all abbreviations.

One size - wingspan 140cm/55”

2 contrasting skeins of Fingering weight yarn, the bigger the contrast the better.
I used the below base because I was looking for the drape that the merino silk blend has.
75% SW Merino and 25% silk
400 meters (437 yards)/ 100 gram

This is the colour the cables are worked in and you’ll need the full skein in this colour.
Sample worked in shade “Ember” hand-dyed by Eve Chambers Textiles.

You’ll need about 270m (295 yards)
Sample worked in shade “Shadow” hand-dyed by Eve Chambers Textiles.

3.5 mm/ US size 4 circular needles, or size required to achieve gauge.

Stitch Markers: 14 generic & one special to mark the middle
2 Cable Needles
Darning Needle

20 sts x 40 rows = 4” / 10cm in garter stitch after blocking.

This pattern has been professionally edited and tested. Upon payment you will receive a PDF document with the knitting pattern.