Banbha by Knitterarium


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February 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (unblocked)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
711 yards (650 m)
one size but easily adaptable
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Banbha is the first shawl in The Éire Collection. This collection of shawls celebrates the three sister Queens of Ireland.

Banbha is the calm, serene and gentle sister. While showing off her regal side she whispers “Ireland” to you in her poetic voice.

Banbha is a vision of small, delicate cables that gently rise, crest and fall back down again into smooth, silky stockinette. The curved length of Banbhas border is enhanced by not only elongated cabled ovals, but also beads which sparkle, shimmer and catch the light when worn.

Banbha is worked from side to side and the placement of increases and decreases are what give Banbha her trapezium shape.

650m of 4ply Fingering weight yarn (I used Life in the Long Grass Semi Solid Sock in Coastal)

200 size 5 Miyuki triangle beads (I used colour 1528)

Needle and Gauge:
4mm US size 6
Sample was worked at a gauge of 28 sts and 30 rows = 4” 10cm stockinette stitch using 4mm needles (unblocked). Please be aware any changes in gauge may affect your yardage and finished size.

Skills Required:
1/1RC-tbl, 1/1RPC-tbl, 1/1LPC-tbl, m1-R, m1-RP, k2tog, ssk, p-tbl

1mm crochet hook or preferred method for attaching beads
2 stitch markers
Cable needle

Finished Size (after blocking):
54” 137cm wide by 15” 38cm deep
Banbha is easily adaptable and this is explained in the pattern notes.

Pattern includes charts and full written instructions with bead placement shown clearly in both sets of directions. You may find it useful to print your pattern on a colour printer though should you not have one you could always use a coloured pencil to mark your beaded stitches.

This pattern is intended for your personal non-commercial use only. Do not copy, share or sell the pattern.