Kaka Kīrehe Shawl knitting pattern
I love knitting cables because of the intricate paintings they weave into the fabric of my work. However, I’m not a fan of using a cable needle—it is just one more notion to keep track of, and get lost in the couch (and then poke my butt).
That is why I love the stitch pattern featured in the Kaka Kīrehe Shawl. It combines slip stitches (for speediness) and 2-stitch cables (for simplicity) to create a truly stunning and eye-catching motif. The shawl is an elegant asymmetrical shape, alternating between sections of stockinette and a slip-stitch cable motif, which can be worked without the use of a cable needle.
The Kaka Kīrehe Shawl is a collaborative effort between Aroha Knits and June Cashmere. Kaka Kīrehe is Māori for “animal fiber,” named after the yarn itself, and June is Kyrgyz (a language in Kyrgyzstan) for the same. The yarn is truly luxurious (100% cashmere), and a delight with which to knit.