Meaning honeycomb in Scottish Gaelic, Cìr-Mheala is named for the beautiful honeycomb brioche pattern that makes up the border. Slipped stitch bands give a beautiful divide between the stocking stitch and brioche and give a beautiful bind-off edge. Stretched well during blocking the honeycomb pattern retains a slightly textured pattern, but also gives a beautiful lacey effect.
The pattern is written for 100g, 200g, and 300g of fingering weight yarn, but is also highly adjustable so you can make the best use of your yarn! The sample is shown in the Medium size, with 200g of The Fibre Fox Merino Singles in Terracotta Blush.
The pattern is fully written and charted so whichever way 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.
Cìr-Mheala has a matching cowlette! Check out Mealach for all the details!
22 stitches and 36 rows in 10 cm (4”) in stocking stitch measured after blocking.
Differences in gauge will affect the amount of yarn used and may also change the size of the finished shawl.
Small: 123 cm long by 53 cm deep (48.5” by 21”)
Medium: 176 cm long by 75 cm deep (69” by 29.5”)
Large: 218 cm long by 93 cm deep (86” by 36.5”)
Want to see more of Cìr-Mheala? Check out my testers projects!