Koga Cable Lace Shawl
This is a pattern for a knit shawl that features two stitches. The border stitch is a Russian stitch, and the focal stitch comes to us from Japan. Both are interesting and fun to knit. Together make an elegant and very unique shawl. The stitches, although they are come to us from other countries, are easily learned by American, Canadian and European knitters, especially those who love knitting lace, mesh and cable lace. There are also instructions contained within the pattern for an optional crocheted edging.
Skill Level: Intermediate (assuming a basic knowledge of lace knitting and cabling).
The two stitches are both charted and written out line by line.
Almost any heavy weight fingering yarn or sport weight yarn giving a gauge of 5 sts/inch in cable lace pattern (I used a size US #6 or 4.0mm) knitting needle to obtain gauge will work for this pattern.
No crochet hooks necessary if you decide not to do the optional edging.