Letterfrack Shawl by Erineen Designs

Letterfrack Shawl

June 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 6 - 4.0 mm
840 - 860 yards (768 - 786 m)
One size: 84“ x 15” (213 x 38 cm)
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The Letterfrack Shawl is named for a small village in County Galway, Ireland not too far from Clifden. In Gaelic, Leitir Fraic means “The Speckled Hill”. This inspired the eyelets that speckle this shawl and the lovely speckled yarn that is highlighted with all of the garter in this design.

This easy knit is perfect for summer and visiting with friends and family. It’s simple enough to keep you engaged, while you also focus on conversations with friends.

This two-color, crescent-shaped shawl—with both written and charted directions—shows off a tonal and speckled yarn or two tonals. Easy enough for a beginner knitter but engaging enough for an advanced one. Filled with fields of eyelets and a good bit of garter. This streamlined design is very wearable either around the shoulders traditionally or worn around the neck like a scarf. I hope knitting it keeps you company this summer and wearing it keeps you warm afterward.

US 6 (4.0 mm), 40” (100 cm) circular needle or needles needed to get gauge

Suggested Yarn: Spun Right Round, Classic SockFingering Weight, 1 skein in each of 2 colors100% Superwash Merino wool; 438 yds (401 m)/100 g
or any fingering weight yarn of your choosing

Sample Used:Main Color: Pinky Swear, approx. 400 yards (370 m)Contrast Color: Bruised Ego, 438 yds (401 m)

Gauge: 20 sts/40 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in garter  using US 6 (4.0 mm) needles or whatever size needle gives you the fabric you would like.

Other Notions: Stitch markers, darning needle

Special Techniques:
• Knit, purl, cast on & bind off
• Increasing (yo, kyok)
• Working from charts (written directions available)

Final Measurements:
84“ x 15” (213 x 38 cm)