Gaineamh is the second design in the Summer Memories Collection

“Gaineamh” means sand in Irish and her inspiration is drawn from the childhood memories I have of trips to the beach.

Memories of stepping barefoot into the sand, burying my feet, and scrunching up my toes in that soft and yet slightly rough, sand. I loved the different textures found in the sand and the ripples left behind from the tide. All of this is captured within Gaineamh’s sand-like fabric. Combinations of simple knits and purls coupled with a rolling sand dune border on three sides finishes off her beach-like feel.

Finished Size

67” [170cm] wide x 22” [56cm] deep


1260yds/1152m Lace Weight yarn
(Sample was knit in Madelinetosh Prairie in the Antique Lace colourway)

Needles & Gauge

3.5mm [US size 4] needles
Sample was worked at a gauge of 30 sts and 40 rows = 4” [10cm] stockinette stitch using 3.5mm needles (unblocked).
Please be aware any changes in gauge may affect your yardage and finished size.

Skills Required

crochet chain provisional cast on, applied border, k, k2tog, m1-R,
m1-L, p, ssk, border ssk

Pattern Notes

You will also need;
– 2 stitch markers
– 3.5mm crochet hook
– Cotton waste yarn in same weight yarn as wrap

Pattern includes charts and full written instructions.

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