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Lá Bealtaine


Janelle Martin_MG_2884 sized watermarked

Lá Bealtaine (the Irish name for Beltane) was the May pattern for the Wooly Wonka Fibers Celtic Year club. 

Beltane, the Gaelic May Day festival, was traditionally held halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice.  Lighting bonfires is part of the celebrations and was the inspiration for this colourway and the design.

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Janelle Martin_MG_2933 sized watermarked

Yarn:  664 (846, 2,000) yards/607 (774, 1829) meters of merino/silk yarn that knits up to 7.5 sts/inch on US#5/3.75 mm needles.

Shown In: Wooly Wonka Fibers ‘Nimue Sock’, (435 yards/398 meters; 50% superwash merino, 50% silk; 3.53 oz/100 grams per skein). 2 skeins of Bonfire. Buttons sourced from The Quarter Stitch.

Janelle Martin_MG_2918 sized watermarked

Needles: Needle: US #5/3.75 mm circular needle, 24 – 32″/60-80 cm or size to obtain gauge.

Sizes: Wrap (Scarf, Stole)

Finished Size (blocked): 13 (13, 21)”/33 (33, 53.5) cm wide by 44 (56, 82)”/112 (142, 208) cm long
Janelle Martin_MG_2913 sized watermarked
Other Tools:

  • 5/8”/16 mm buttons (5-9) for wrap (optional)
  • Sewing needle and unwaxed dental floss to attach buttons
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch markers (2)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions)
  • Blocking wires and Tpins/li>

Skills Required:

  • Working Lace
  • Working with Charts
  • Twisted Stitches
  • Cables
  • Blocking

Janelle Martin_MG_2941 sized watermarked

Pattern is 12 pages.

Photographer: Shawn Miller, Distractions in Focus
Model: Jen
Tech Editor: Jenn Wisbeck

Janelle Martin_MG_2927 sized watermarked

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