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Sorcha's Shawl

By Hand, With Heart ... hand-knit designs
le gra o Mhaire: A Celtic Collection
Knitting
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
3.5 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch in stockinette in the round (blocked)
US 10 - 6.0 mm
400 - 580 yards (366 - 530 m)
one size fits most (22" length, full circle with a 7" diameter neck opening)
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Sorcha, Irish for “bright, radiant, light” (and pronounced sor + aka” or “surk + ha”), is the perfect name for this poncho knit from the neck down. With trinity eyelets, cable-and-eyelet ribs, and radiant beams emanating out, this is a fun knit with lots of color, thanks to the glorious worsted cotton/silk/rayon blend yarn used. Enjoy knitting this up … and the kudos you’ll receive everytime you wear it.

While the Kudo really works well for this design, any worsted weight wool, wool-blend or cotton would work too. If using a wool, make sure you understand that the dimensions will block out larger as wool is more conducive to great blocking.

This is a fun knit … with lots of details that will keep you working “just one more row”. It’s a great tribute to the beauty of the Emerald Isle!

To make a shorter version … one that ends about 14” from the neck … you’ll only need about 400yds

ERRATA 08182012:

RND 2 of Radiant Beams Lace:
yo, ssk, p7, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, p7, k2tog, yo, k1 rep across 8 times