Breac A’ Mhuiltein


Breac a’ Mhuiltein is a flirty crescent-shaped shawl with a central lace panel. Meaning dappled sky in Scottish Gaelic this shawl is reminiscent of summer days with just a smattering of cloud. This is a really simple knit with wings of garter stitch and a simple lace panel, just knit until you’re ready to bind off. This is the perfect way to show off those special skeins from your collection – a simple but elegant pattern for maximum impact!

The pattern is fully written and the lace section is also 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 stitch tab, simple increases/decreases and is finished with a picot bind off. The sample shawl used 722 m (790 yds) of Eden Cottage Titus 4ply.

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Pattern Details


  • 400 - 800 m (437 -875 yds) of Eden Cottage Titus 4ply (75% Merino/25% Silk, 437 yds/100g) in Harbour
  • 4mm (US 6) circular needles, 100 cm (40”) or longer (or straight needles)
  • 2 stitch markers
  • Yarn needle for sewing in ends
  • Blocking mat and pins


23 stitches and 30 rows in 10 cm (4”) in garter stitch. Gauge is not essential but will also affect the amount of yarn used. Differences in gauge may also change the size of the finished shawl.

Finished Size

For 200g - 174 cm long by 57 cm deep (68.5” by 22.5”).

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