Cliffs of Moher Shawl by Mary E. Jacobs

Cliffs of Moher Shawl

Knitting
November 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Chart D
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1330 - 1300 yards (1216 - 1189 m)
18" x 67"
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On a recent trip to Ireland, my family visited the Cliffs of Moher. Not only was it absolutely gorgeous, but in the distance, the Aran Islands could be seen!! Even in August, it was quite crisp; and the concept of the traditional, dense, cable-laden Aran shawl became very understandable. Traditionally made of dark yarn and multiple cable patterns, the Aran shawl usually has a definite right and wrong side. For the Cliffs of Moher Shawl, I took some traditional Aran stitch patterns and made them double-sided, making the shawl fully reversible, with no wrong side. If you have never done reversible cables, there are few different ways to accomplish the task. In the Ciffs of Moher shawl, I employed using sets of ribbing that is cabled. It’s a great way to keep the chill off—no matter how the shawl happens to drape.