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Tír Chonaill

Knitting
June 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in stockinette / colourwork
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1067 yards (976 m)
1 size, approx 3 ft square
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This richly coloured wrap or blanket was inspired by medieval tapestries. Tír Chonaill was the name of the last independent Gaelic sovereignty in Ireland: a kingdom which, until the Flight of the Earls in 1607, covered most of what later became County Donegal.

Tír Chonaill is knit in the round, steeked, and finished with a steek sandwich and i-cord edging. If new to steeks, you may wish to read my series of tutorials

Yarn Requirements

Shade 5207 (MC) (400 yards)
Shade 5202 (CC1) (350 yards)
Shade 5231 (CC2) (110 yards)
Shade 5238 (CC3) (207 yards)

Other Materials
2 x 5mm (US 8) circular needles, 60cm (20”) long. 2 x 5mm (US 8) circular needles, 100cm (40”) long. Strong sock yarn for working crocheted reinforcement. 3mm (UK 11/US C/2-D/3) crochet hook. 5.5mm (UK 5/US 9) needle for i-cord b/o. Tapestry needle.