This project is perfect for a novice shawl knitter because it is predominantly garter stitch and will not require much blocking to keep the fabric flat and even. The mirrored, plaited cables on the spine keep the shawl interesting and add a unique touch to the simple, ridged fabric. This pattern is available for FREE on my blog here. The free version is supported by advertising on my website. The downloadable pdf for sale on KnitCrate includes includes the full pattern in one printable file without advertisements. Skills Used Basic knitting skills: cast on, knit, purl, bind off Knitting in rows Increasing (kfb and yo) Cables (C4B and C4F, with written instructions in the pattern) Skill Level Intermediate Finished Size Adult: 51” (129.5 cm) wingspan x 27” (68.5 cm) spine before blocking. Materials Red Barn Yarn Worsted (85% wool/15% mohair, 4 oz/113 g, 190 yd/174 m) – 3 skeins in Precious Rubies, or approximately 570 yd (521 m) in any medium weight yarn. US Size 10.5/6.5 mm 36” (91 cm) knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain gauge. Yarn needle. Cable needle. 2 stitch markers. Gauge 12 sts x 25 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch. Exact gauge is not critical for this project. This pattern uses U.S. abbreviations.