Bantry Bay Shawl by Mary C. Gildersleeve

Bantry Bay Shawl

September 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
360 - 720 yards (329 - 658 m)
one size -- 66-inches along top edge; 22-inches from neck to hem
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This shawl embraces all that I love about Celtic knitting – cables and plaits and moss stitch galore.

I knit this using an Aran-weight wool directly from Ireland (my daughter brought it home from adventures in the Emerald Isle) in two colors: a blue-slate tweed with a hem in a green tweed, using about 360 yards of each.

Directions are charted and written out for this shawl that starts with a garter tab and then works its way to the self-bind off hem panel.

Lots of cabling to keep your interest PLUS a an organic bind off that lays nicely along the hem of this cozy, classic accessories.