Deora Corcra by Ciara Ní Reachtnín
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Deora Corcra

Knitting
March 2014
Droim an Uan
Sport (12 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
180 - 220 yards (165 - 201 m)
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This Merino Silk Purple Marble wool from Droim an Uan, was spun by Catherine into a two ply sport weight yarn.

Sock, fingering or lace weight yarn could also be used, if you prefer. The colour of the wool and the teardrop shaped points gave this shawl its name.

The lace edge is knit first and then, the shawl is shaped using short rows. I prefer the German method of short row shaping as it gives a very neat finish, but you can use what method you prefer.

The depth of the shawl could be decreased or increased by varying the number of stitches omitted on each short row.

The shawl is finished with an eyelet boarder. The short edges are picked up and knit in garter stitch. Wet blocking is required to see the true beautiful shape of the shawl.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills used:
 Knitting flat
 Knitting lace
 Short rows
 Pick up and knit

Knits in: 12 hours

Measurements:
120cm in length, 26 cm in height at widest point, 24 cm at centre, narrowing to 14 cm at narrowest point and 20 cm on edge

The tension is not critical