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

Fodhla is the romantic, lyrical sister who sings “Ireland” to you in her melodic voice and shows you her carefree, light and airy personality. Fodhla has an innate dreamy and ethereal quality to her that gives her such a romantic feel.

Fodhla has beads woven in a gentle flowing manner throughout its length. The border widens out with gentle increases where garter stitch ridges rise up out of this border. The entire shawl crests in a point, and then flows back down with gentle decreases, until you are left once again with your beaded border.

Fodhla’s true majesty is revealed once she is blocked, where she becomes a true Queen.

Finished Size

72” [183cm] wide x 16” [40cm] deep.
Fodhla is easily adaptable and this is explained in the pattern notes.


437yds/400m 4ply Fingering weight yarn
(Sample was knit in Life in the Long Grass Semi Solid Sock in the Emerald Eve 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

m1-R, k, k2tog, p2tog, ssk

Pattern Notes

You will also need;
– Approx 50g size 5 Miyuki triangle beads (sample used colour 1806)
– 1mm crochet hook or preferred method for attaching beads
– 1 stitch marker

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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