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 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

Luminous Lighthouse Shawl

The Luminous Lighthouse Shawl is reminiscent of crashing waves on the rocks, while the ever roving beam of the lighthouse flashes over them. The lace shawl is knit side to side, with faux eyelet cables running along the top.

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Beaded Beanie

The silk merino yarn featured in this project offers muted hints of gray, green and mauve to depict the icy winter landscape. Dress up this design with beaded tree shapes to complete the look.

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Adding Beads to Knitwear

The essence of the Beaded Beanie is the beaded trees in a multitude of colours. There are several different ways of adding beads to your knitting, one of which involves threading the beads onto the yarn in advance. For this, a beading needle really helps, but any thin needle will also work – just ensure

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