Boann

Knitting
March 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch in the flat
US 5 - 3.75 mm
844 - 875 yards (772 - 800 m)
One Size
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Boann is the result of a wonderful collaboration between Jennifer Shiels Toland and Carol Feller. Yarn Kits will be available at EYF next week from Carolโ€™s Stolen Stitches stand and her online shop. The photoshoot took place in the picturesque foothills of the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. Sending you all huge Irish hugs :)

Boann, pronounced โ€œbowanโ€, was the Irish Celtic Goddess of Inspiration and Creativity. It is said that she created the River Boyne in Ireland and itโ€™s meandering curves to the Irish Sea.

Boann is an asymmetrical shawl knit from a garter tip and finishing with a two colour brioche edging. Itโ€™s packed with lots of fabulous garter striping and colour blocking. It introduces you to one colour brioche and then two colour brioche, and finally two colour brioche using various brioche increases and decreases. Itโ€™s packed with a ton of video tutorials to help you through.

Boann is knit using Nua, Carol Fellerโ€™s totally scrumptious yarn. It is definitely something youโ€™ll want to snuggle up with. This shawl knits up a super lightweight fabric, yet the Yak content gives it so much warmth, youโ€™ll never want to take it off.

SIZES:
1 Size
Finished Wingspan at top edge: 200cm / 79โ€
Finished depth at longest point: 50cm / 19.5โ€
Measurements taken with relaxed fabric after blocking.

MATERIALS
Yarn:
Stolen Stitches โ€˜Nuaโ€™ (50g, 140m/ 153yds). This is a Sport weight yarn.

  • Main Colour (MC): 3 skeins in Unexpected Macaw {blue; 150g (5.3 oz) โ€“ 420m (459 yds)}.
  • Contrast Colour (CC): 3 skeins in Bare Necessities {taupe/neutral; 138g (4.9 oz) โ€“ 352m (385 yds)}.

Tools:
Size 3.75mm/US 5 circular needle, 100cm / 40โ€ length
Stitch markers (fixed) โ€“ 7
Tapestry/Darning needle

GAUGE
21 sts x 42 rows = 10cm x 10cm (4โ€x 4โ€) in garter stitch after light steam blocking.

TECHNIQUES and VIDEO TUTORIALS
Garter Stitch
Stripes
One Colour Brioche
Two Colour Brioche
Brioche Increases and Decreases
Fully fashioned brioche edges
Please note that there are several video tutorials to help you through each of the Brioche stitches used in this pattern.