This Shawl is created using reversible cables and short-row shaping. This creates a shape similar to a Crescent Moon. The curve also reminds me of the curve an Ocean Bay or the blade of a Saracen warrior. It is completely reversible and the wonderful curve hugs your shoulders.
The Saracen Shawl can be made deeper and/or longer by increasing the short-row shaping wedges; instructions for this are included in the pattern. There are three points in the shawl where changes can be made to widen and lengthen the shawl – hence the wide range for yardage.
Materials: 850 – 1200 m 4-ply fingering weight yarn; samples used Rimu 4-ply or Indigo Moon, 100% Blue Faced Leicester Hand-dyed 4-ply; 3.5mm needles; cable needle; and two markers.
Gauge: – Unblocked – in garter st – 20 st to 4 inches. Blocked – in garter st – 15 st to 4 inches.
Dimensions: – Unblocked – 17.5 inches deep and 64 inches along the curve from point to point. Blocked – 19 inches deep and 71 inches along the curve from point to point.