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Ciara Ní Reachtnín


Ciara is an Irish designer, living in the west of Ireland. She likes to promote and use Irish wool and yarn wherever possible, but loves any quality squishy skein. Mammy to three, Ciara also writes about yarny adventures on anirishknitodyssey.wordpress.com and is on ravelry. She am a regular contributor to UK magazine Knit Now and gives knitting classes with Irish Tourism.

Projects by Ciara Ní Reachtnín


Brisk Blue Hat

A brisk walk in the chilly sunshine is only made better by keeping your noggin warm. Keep out the chill by knitting this slouch hat complete with a playful pom pom.

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Crown Jewels

A quirky and whimsical crown for the dress up box, no child’s toy box will be complete without the Crown Jewels. This crown is worked flat in garter stitch, and then the edges are folded over and crocheted together to create the correct shape. The points of the crown are made with simple increases, decreases, cast ons and bind offs. To keep its sturdy (and royal) look, the crown is lightly stuffed with poly-fil so it will never droop. Buttoned jewels help to finish the royal look.

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Linnaea Bow Headband

Linnaea is an oversized bow headband for a baby or toddler made with super soft yarn. The band is worked in stockinette stitch in the round and shaped with short rows, allowing the edges to curl while creating a comfortable fit. The bow is worked separately in two rectangles and attached to the band. It’s the perfect accessory for family photo shoots and everyday cuteness alike!

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Eyelet of the Beholder Scarf

This bright and airy scarf is perfect for dressing up a spring or Easter outfit. Eyelet of the Beholder is a long and skinny scarf worked side to side in garter stitch with added wedges of simple eyelet lace created using short row techniques.

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Sleepy Fox Hat

This slouchy bobble hat is just what your little one needs for the upcoming winter. Knit in the round with stranded colorwork, this warm ad  make this a cozy and warm hat for any child. To make a larger fitting hat, just bump up your knitting needle size.

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Tier Me Roar Shawl

Introducing a modern take on a frilly Shawl. This shawl is knit with two complementary colors of lace weight yarn to give it an extra flouncy and airy feel. Optional fun tassels add a contemporary feel to this quirky shawl.

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