This richly coloured wrap or blanket was inspired by medieval tapestries. Tír Chonaill was the name of the last independent Gaelic sovereignty in Ireland: a kingdom which, until the Flight of the Earls in 1607, covered most of what later became County Donegal.

Tír Chonaill is available for £3.45

Tír Chonaill is knit in the round, steeked, and finished with a steek sandwich and i-cord edging. If new to steeks, you may wish to read my series of tutorials

Yarn Requirements

Donegal Yarns “Soft Donegal” in the following shades:

Shade 5207 (MC) (400 yards)
Shade 5202 (CC1) (350 yards)
Shade 5231 (CC2) (110 yards)
Shade 5238 (CC3) (207 yards)

Other Materials

2 x 5mm (US 8) circular needles, 60cm (20”) long. 2 x 5mm (US 8) circular needles, 100cm (40”) long. Strong sock yarn for working crocheted reinforcement. 3mm (UK 11/US C/2-D/3) crochet hook. 5.5mm (UK 5/US 9) needle for i-cord b/o. Tapestry needle.

3 thoughts on “Tír Chonaill

  1. I absolutely love this but I have no experience with fairisle knitting – is it completely insane to think about starting with this project? I would call myself advanced intermediary, I’m good with lace charts and most other things, just haven’t tried colourwork.


    1. Laura – I would recommend starting with something smaller to get the feel for it, because tension in colourwork is different than in single-colour rows. Once you have a feel for the tension, I would say, go for it!


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