Cabled Shrug by Shirley Paden

Cabled Shrug

July 2005
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
1320 yards (1207 m)
21¾" (55 cm) wide and 58" (147.5 cm) long
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Interweave SKU: EP0037

Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Fall 2005:
A little more than a shawl but a little less than a sweater, Shirley Paden’s shrug is a simple rectangle with cuffs. Of course, a luxurious cashmere-silk yarn worked in an intricate diamond-cable pattern makes it anything but ordinary. The shrug can be worn as shown, or take your arms out of the sleeves and throw it on as an encompassing shawl or wrap.

Finished Size: About 21¾“ (55 cm) wide and 58” (147.5 cm) long.

Yarn: Trendsetter Kashmir (65% cashmere, 35% silk; 110 yd [100 m]/50 g): #25752 wine, 12 balls.

Needles: Size 10 (6 mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); cable needle (cn); tapestry needle; size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook.

Additional Gauge: In patterns from chart, 21 sts of double diamond patt measure 4½“ (11.5 cm) wide, 13 sts of diamond and moss patt measure 2½” (6.5 cm) wide, and 17 sts of zigzag patt measure 3¾“ (9.5 cm) wide.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Fall 2005


  • A garter stitch (knit every row) selvedge stitch is worked at each side; the selvedge sts are not shown on the charts.
  • For zigzag pattern, on Row 31 only, work the stitches indicated by the left twist symbol as follows: Sl 1 st onto cn and hold in front, k1, k1 from cn.