Inis Oírr (pronounced “inish-eer”), named after the smallest of the Aran Islands, is influenced by traditional Aran knitting hailing from this region located in Galway Bay, Ireland.
This is a multi-use garment – at once designed to be a wrap/shawl, blanket, or oversized scarf, meant to keep the wearer warm during the chilliest of weather. Designed to be an heirloom, staple piece, in any knitters arsenal, the varying textured stitches and cabling make for an interesting and fun knit.
Inis Oírr is constructed seamlessly – the main body is constructed first, knit in one piece, and then the border is knit onto it, creating a seamless and continuous flowing cable around the main body.
This pattern is available with three options:
A free version, available through Knotions with one size option
Part of the CableStar eBook with three size options (out October 5th)
A stand-alone pattern purchase with three size options (out October 5th)
Yarn: Valley Yarns Northampton, worsted weight (2100-2200 yds)
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm)
Gauge: approx. 16 sts x 24 rows = 4 x 4″ in stockinette stitch (blocked)
Sizes: Small shawl [Large shawl/single blanket, lap blanket/square shawl]: 30 (30, 40)” [76 (76, 101.5) cm] x 55 (80, 50)” [138 (203, 127) cm
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Techniques used: Cables, mitred knitting, knitting on an edge, provisional cast on.
Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch markers