Ériu by Knitterarium


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April 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (unblocked)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
601 yards (550 m)
one size but easily adaptable
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Ériu is the third shawl in the Éire Collection.

Ériu is a crescent shaped shawl beginning from a garter stitch tab. Increases are worked on both right and wrong sides. She has a wonderful, soothing, repetitiveness achieved by the uncomplicated twisted cables that run like rivers down her length. They twist, turn, rise and fall in a mesmerising fashion down the length of her. In between these cables are fields of smooth, silky stockinette which have eyelets and beads dotted throughout them.

Ériu features a knitted on border of cables mixed with beads and eyelets. This border spreads its arms and hugs the shawl. The 900 beads throughout the design dance and shine, as the light catches her, and gives Ériu a lively and fun air.

550m of 4ply Fingering weight yarn (I used Life in the Long Grass Semi Solid in Boreen)

Approx 900 size 6 Miyuki seed beads (I used colour 0014)

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:
2/2RC, m1-R, m1-L, k2tog, ssk, yo, garter stitch tab, knitted on border to live sts, cable cast on

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

Finished Size (after blocking):
66” 168cm wide x 18” 46cm deep.
Ériu 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.