Bantry Bay Shawl (PDF Knitting Pattern)
♫ The Music ♫
Bantry Bay is a ballad about the joy at the safe return of the fishermen:
“As I’m sitting all alone in the gloaming,
It might have been but yesterday
That we watched the fisher sails all homing
Till the little herring fleet at anchor lay.
Then the fisher girls with baskets a swinging,
Came running down the old stone way.
Every lassie to her sailor lad was singing
A welcome to Bantry Bay.”
This shawl is knit flat, from the top down, beginning with a Garter tab. Only Chart A contains cables along with the lace patterns while the remainder of the shawl is worked in complementary lace patterns. The shape expands to slightly more than a semi-circle.
Both charts and written directions for charts are provided. Charts are contained in this document; written directions for charts are in a separate PDF supplement.
Upper edge: 60” / 152.5cm; Back depth: 29” / 73.5cm; Lower edge: 115” / 292cm
Two 150g-balls Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn (100% wool; 656yds / 600m per 150g) in EZ Ocean.
For the sample only 2.5g (11yds / 10m) were left over so if your gauge is not spot on, you might wish to have an extra ball of the Kauni or a coordinating colour to hand.
4.5mm / US7 circular needle 32” / 80cm or longer or size required to obtain gauge.
4.5mm / US7 DPN for bottom edging (optional).
20 sts and 24 rows over 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch, blocked.
Cable needle, tapestry needle, blocking pins and wires.
Tech Editors: RedSquirrel, FirSprite
Cable Stitch Muse: Annie Maloney
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