Sherkin Island Shawl by Erin Mae Searl
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Sherkin Island Shawl

October 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in Seed st
US 8 - 5.0 mm
956 yards (874 m)
22" wide and 68" long

Give any outfit some Irish flair with this uncomplicated shawl. Wide cables decorate its long edges, growing directly out of the ribbing to enclose a center panel of seed stitch. “Aran” knitting motifs and sweater styles spread all over Ireland in the twentieth century, and a women’s cooperative on Sherkin Island still makes and sells hand-loomed sweaters.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 22” wide and 68” long.

Yarn Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool (100% undyed Peruvian highland wool): #8049 tarnish, 2 skeins.

Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 40” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers; cable needle; tapestry needle.

Gauge 11 sts and 21 rows = 4” in Seed st.

Note This shawl is worked back and forth in rows.