A’ Mhuir


A’ Mhuir means “the sea” in Scottish Gaelic. I designed this shawl during the lockdown, inspired by my daughter who desperately wanted to go to the beach. The deep blue of the body is the calm deep sea while the border is the little rippling wavelets that run up the beach. The perfect accessory for spring or summer, A’ Mhuir will keep off the chill on those gloriously sunny but breezy days!

The pattern is fully written and charted so however you like to read your patterns, you’re covered! The pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. There’s a screenshot of the pattern and a list of the stitches used at the bottom of the photos. The pattern uses a garter tab cast on, simple increases/decreases, and slipped stitches.

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Pattern Details


  • 275 m (300 yds) of Old Maiden Aunt Merino Superwash 4ply (100% Merino, 400 yds/100g) in Seen The Ocean
  • 4 mm (US 6) circular needles, 60 cm (24”) long
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends


20 stitches and 37 rows in 10 cm (4”) in Stocking Stitch worked flat and measured after blocking.

Gauge is not essential but will affect the amount of yarn used. Differences in gauge may also change the size of the finished cowl.

Finished Size

Top circumference: 58 cm (23”)

Depth at front: 51 cm (20”)

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