Banbha is the first shawl in The Éire Collection. This collection of shawls celebrates the three sister Queens of Ireland.

Banbha is the calm, serene and gentle sister. While showing off her regal side she whispers “Ireland” to you in her poetic voice.

Banbha is a vision of small, delicate cables that gently rise, crest and fall back down again into smooth, silky stockinette. The curved length of Banbhas border is enhanced by not only elongated cabled ovals, but also beads which sparkle, shimmer and catch the light when worn.

Banbha is worked from side to side and the placement of increases and decreases are what give Banbha her trapezium shape.

Finished Size

54” [137cm] wide x 15” [38cm] deep
Banbha is easily adaptable and this is explained in the pattern notes.


711yds/650m 4ply Fingering weight yarn
(Sample was knit in Life in the Long Grass Semi Solid Sock in the Coastal colourway)

Needles & Gauge

4mm [US size 6]
Sample was worked at a gauge of 28 sts and 30 rows = 4” [10cm] stockinette stitch using 4mm needles (unblocked). Please be aware any changes in gauge may affect your yardage and finished size.

Skills Required

1/1RC-tbl, 1/1RPC-tbl, 1/1LPC-tbl, m1-R,
m1-RP, k, k2tog, ssk, p, p-tbl

Pattern Notes

You will also need;
– 200 size 5 Miyuki triangle beads (sample used colour 1528)
– 1mm crochet hook or preferred method for attaching beads
– 2 stitch markers
– Cable needle

Pattern includes charts and full written instructions with bead placement shown clearly in both sets of directions. You may find it useful to print your pattern on a colour printer though should you not have one you could always use a coloured pencil to mark your beaded stitches.

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