NO!!! screamed Fionnuala spreading her arms around her brothers in a vain attempt to protect and save them. But it was no good. The spell had been cast.

As the morning mist cleared there on the water, where only moments ago the four children had huddled, were four graceful white swans.

One beautiful large swan with wings spread wide protecting three smaller ones!

Continuing reading Fionnualas story HERE

Finished Size

68” [173cm] wide x 31” [79cm] deep


848yds/775m Life In The Long Grass 4ply Fingering/Sock Weight 50% Superwash Merino Yarn, 50% Silk
(sample was knit in the Vintage Cream colourway)

Needles & Gauge

3.75mm [US size 5] needles
4mm [US size 6] needles
4.5mm [US size 7] needles
Sample was worked at a gauge of 23 sts and 36 rows = 4” [10cm] stockinette stitch using 4mm needles (blocked).
Please be aware any changes in gauge may affect your yardage and finished size.

Skills Required

k, k2tog, k3tog, p, p2tog, p2tog-tbl, p3tog, sl2-k1-psso, ssk, yo

Pattern Notes

You will also need;
– Approx 180g beads to suit yarn (sample uses size 5 Miyuki triangle beads)
– 1mm crochet hook or preferred method for attaching beads
– 4 stitch markers

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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