Lustrous Shawl by Noma Ndlovu

Lustrous Shawl

August 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch, relaxed after washing and blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
745 yards (681 m)
One size only
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Reversible cables and garter stitch create depth and drama in this statement shawl. Lustrous Shawl is the sixth pattern in Confident Knitting.

One size only
Width at cast-on edge: 73.5cm [29in]
Length at unshaped row-end edge: 121.5cm [47¾in]

Fyberspates Vivacious DK (DK weight; 100% superwash merino; 230m per 115g skein)
Blueberry Imps (828); 3 x 115g skeins
Approximate yardage
685m [745yds]

1 set 4.5mm [US 7] circular needles, 80cm [32in] long, or size to match tension (circular needles are recommended because of the number of stitches)
Stitch marker
Cable needle
Tapestry needle

20 sts and 32 rows to 10cm [4in] over garter stitch, relaxed after washing and blocking
38 sts and 30 rows to 10cm [4in] over cable panel, relaxed after washing and blocking
It is vital to match the washed and firmly blocked tension here, or you may run short of yarn.

Photo tutorials for the following techniques can be found within this book:
Reversible cables
The following video tutorials can be found on our website at
Reversible cables
Keeping track of cable rows

The Lustrous Shawl is cast on at the widest row. The shawl is worked in garter stitch and cables with regular decreases. This makes for a very enjoyable knitting experience as the project seems to speed up as you work!
As the recommended yarn is hand-dyed, we suggest transitioning from one skein to the next by working a section where you alternate skeins every two rows.
Instructions are provided in both written and charted forms.