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♫ The Music ♫

Small things you’d do weave pictures of you, they’re printed for life on the back of my mind.

The Irish folk song Absent Friends speaks of partings and memories. What better way to while away the winter hours than knitting this beautiful cabled shawl while thinking of friends - be they far or near?

A gently crescent-shaped shawl, Absent Friends is knit side to side, starting with an I-cord cast on. Stitches are increased for the upper back portion while short rows are used to help curve the lower cabled border. The undulating lower edge is accentuated during blocking.

The pattern is charted; there are no written directions for the charts. Cable charts contain short row shaping.

Photo (c) Knit Picks; used with permission.

This pattern was originally published in the Woodsmoke Cable Collection by Knit Picks.

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Impeccable Knits
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Sample shown in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes. Yarns listed are alternative choices: choose 1. Blocking tools required for best results.
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