Sherkin Island Shawl by Erin Mae Searl

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
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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.