Salthill Shawl by Erineen Designs

Salthill Shawl

April 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in Body Section Pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
580 - 620 yards (530 - 567 m)
One Size
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Do you find yourself dreaming of a getaway? Maybe a summer one, along the coast, complete with sun, cool breezes and the sea meditatively lapping along the shore.  This nautical shawl was inspired by just that.  Salthill is a small seaside resort town on the Northern shore of Galway County in Ireland. Visitors can find themselves gazing at the harbor city of Galway and the Aran Islands. The beach alternates between stretches of sand and several series of rocky points.  The perfect place for picnics, family time, a leisurely stroll, or  sea life searches in the pools of water left behind by a low tide.

This shawl is easy enough for a confident beginner but engaging enough for a more advanced knitter.  Although this pattern is written with two colors in mind, it could be easily adapted to feature more, particularly if you are stash busting.  Wherever your travels or daydreams may take you, it’s my hope that this shawl brings you comfort, quiets the mind in the making, and eases the chill of a cool day, no matter where your adventure takes you.

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

Suggested Yarn: Jilly & Kiddles, Smart SockFingering Weight, 1 skein in each of 2 colors100% Superwash Merino wool; 400 yds (366 m)/100 g
or any fingering weight yarn of your choosing

Sample uses:Contrast Color: Celestial Light, 400 yds (365 m)Main Color: Low Fat Milk, approx. 200 yards (180 m)

Gauge: 23 sts/33 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in Body Section pattern 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, slipped stitches, cast on & bind off
• Increasing (yo, kyok)
• Working from charts (written directions available)

Final Measurements:
75“ x 15” (191 x 38 cm)