Cuilithín by Madeleine Windsor


March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch, with fingering weight, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
744 - 1083 yards (680 - 990 m)
Large (Small) - see notes
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Bands of lace and stocking stitch in shifting weights radiate in shimmering waves across this luxurious shawl. Using a mix of bases from Stranded Dyeworks – DK, fingering and laceweight, sometimes held double – Cuilithín offers endless enjoyment as the colours shift and play against each other. The modified half-pi construction makes for a beautiful, flattering, deep-crescent shape in a generous shawl, perfectly weighted with a generous garter rib border worked in DK.

Inspired by the wavelets caused by a stone launched into a peaceful lake, this shawl is named Cuilithín (col-ee-heen), meaning “ripple” in Irish Gaelic.

Large (Small)
Width: 206 (152) cm / 81 (60)”
Depth: 60 (46) cm / 23.5 (18)”
both the Purple/Grey and Pink/Grey samples shown, are in the Large size

4 mm / US size 6 circular needle (recommended at least 100 cm / 40” in length). You could start on a smaller cable, but a longer one is recommended as it grows.
Tapestry needle
Pins for blocking (blocking wires optional)

Stranded Dyeworks Cuilithín Shawl Kit. Includes one skein each of:
Merino Nylon fingering weight: 75% superwash merino / 25% nylon; 425 m / 464 yards / 100 g (formerly called “Oasis Fingering”
Castaway DK weight: 100% superwash merino; 225 m / 246 yards / 100 g (this base has been replaced with Merino DK - 100% superwash merino - 230 m / 251 yards / 115 g)
Mohair Silk laceweight: 72% Kid Mohair / 28% silk; 420 m / 459 yards / 50 g (formerly called “Drift Mohair”)
Yarn used: Large (Small)
Fingering yarn: 380 (285) m / 415 (310) yards
DK yarn: 205 (125) m / 225 (135) yards
Lace yarn: 405 (280) m / 440 (305) yards

both sizes make excellent stash busters!

Purple/grey sample uses:
Oasis Fingering weight in “Mettlesome”
Castaway DK weight in “Magpie”
Drift Mohair Lace weight in “Shiner”

Grey/pink sample uses:
Oasis Fingering weight in “Shiner”
Castaway DK weight in “Heliograph”
Drift Mohair Lace weight in “Modern Love”

19 sts and 32 rows over 10 cm / 4” in stocking stitch with the fingering weight yarn, after blocking. While gauge is not crucial for a shawl, it will affect finished size and the amount of yarn needed.

This pattern has been tech edited (by Emily Williams) and test knit