Bantry Bay by Luise O'Neill
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Bantry Bay

Knitting
December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1312 yards (1200 m)
Upper edge: 60” / 152.5cm; Back depth: 29” / 73.5cm; Lower edge: 115” / 292cm
This pattern is available for $8.00 USD buy it now

Jun 21, 2018 Update: The full pattern for this shawl was uploaded today. If you only wish to download the full pattern, choose the v2.0 files (the Full Pattern file contains the directions and charts, the second PDF contains the written directions for the charts only).

The individual clues for the original Mystery KAL pattern are still available and will remain there for anyone who is still working on their clues.


♫ The Music ♫
Bantry Bay is a ballad about the joy at the safe return of the fishermen:
“As I’m sitting all alone in the gloaming,
It might have been but yesterday
That we watched the fisher sails all homing
Till the little herring fleet at anchor lay.
Then the fisher girls with baskets a swinging,
Came running down the old stone way.
Every lassie to her sailor lad was singing
A welcome to Bantry Bay.”

Céad míle fáilte ~ a hundred thousand welcomes!! Welcome to the southwest coast of Ireland and Bantry Bay.

Combining cables and lace into a beautiful seascape, the clues for the original mystery adventure combined the wonders of the sea and the air to weave a magical sailing adventure.

This shawl is knit flat, from the top down, beginning with a Garter tab. Only Chart A contains cables along with the lace patterns while the remainder of the shawl is worked in complementary lace patterns. The shape expands to slightly more than a semi-circle.

Both charts and written directions for charts are provided. Charts are contained in this document; written directions for charts are in a separate PDF supplement.

Yarn
Two 150g-balls Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn (100% wool; 656yds / 600m per 150g) in EZ Ocean.
For the sample only 2.5g (11yds / 10m) were left over so if your gauge is not spot on, you might wish to have an extra ball of the Kauni or a coordinating colour to hand.

Needles
4.5mm / US7 circular needle 32” / 80cm or longer or size required to obtain gauge.
4.5mm / US7 DPN for bottom edging (optional).

Gauge
20 sts and 24 rows over 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked.

Notions
Cable needle, tapestry needle, blocking pins and wires.

Credits
Tech Editors: RedSquirrel, FirSprite
Cable Stitch Muse: Annie Maloney


This pattern was designed for the Bantry Bay Mystery KAL in the Impeccable Knitters Gathering Place group to be held Jan 15 - Mar 31, 2018. Mystery KAL thread.