October 06, 2017
Irish Shawl by local designer Kay Hopkins was inspired by a visit to Ireland: the stitches are reminiscent of the rugged and rocky moors criss-crossed with rock walls, the Cliffs of Moher (aka the “Cliffs of Insanity” from the movie Princess Bride) with its fortress castle at the very top, and the most incredible Tree of Life jewelry designs at an outdoor market in Howth.
This shawl is knit end-to-end in a completely seamless manner and will look great in fingering weights from local dyers Bumblebirch and Canon Hand Dyes. The pattern is easily adjusted to any size by simply adding or reducing repeat sections. The diagonal bias of the main shawl body really shows off hand-dyed yarns but is equally stunning in a solid color.
She even wrote a travel blog about it on Ravelry.
Join us on Fridays from 4-6pm or Sundays 3-5pm and choose any of the three designs from the Celtic Shawl Collection.