A few weeks ago I gave a knitting workshop in Turlough House for Irish Tourism. This was part of the fabulous Nine Night North of Ireland Knitting and Craft Tour. This was a hands on knitting workshop with a wonderful bush of enthusiastic knitters.
In the workshop, I taught the ladies the unique elements of my Deirdre na nDolais shawl pattern, including a heart cable band and the cable and lace beaded edging. The knitters were particularly interested in how to add beads with a little piece of wire!
Included in the class was a unique yarn. A custom dyed fingering weight merino in a deep rusty red, hand dyed by Caroline from Life in the Long Grass.
These ladies left with all the materials need for knitting the shawl all wrapped up in a handy cotton kit bag!
This Celtic Shawl pattern will be available on ravelry shortly! Keep an eye out for a special competition running along side it!