Fionnuala's River

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Fionnuala's River Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Provisional cast on
  • Kitchener
  • Adding Beads (with a crochet hook or dental floss)

Pattern Description:

Fionnuala, an Irish maid of legend who was turned into a swan by her stepmother until she was saved by marrying Lairgren, when the curse was broken and she was returned to human form . Can you see her feathers and the flowing water of her home while she lived as a swan? Can you see the seeds and the leaves of the plants she ate before the curse was broken? I can, and a cowl made of her feathers will be sure to keep your neck toasty in the cold months ahead!

Knit with beads or without, it is equally gorgeous!


5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in unblocked (and on the needles) over stockinette portion

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 6 inches wide by 26 inches in circumference


  • Size 6/0 mm beads (optional)
  • Crochet hook for beads (Steel US11 (5mm) )
  • Crochet Hook US size H - for provisional cast on
  • waste yarn for provisional cast on
  • US 7 (4.5mm) knitting needle

Suggested yarn:

231 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Alina Shea Creations Autumn Blaze

About Designer

About Designer

Deenna on

My mom taught me to crochet and do counted cross stitches when I was around young. I taught myself to knit in high school, and am now a certified instructor doing classes at local schools as well as private lessons. I am also a designer of both knit and crochet patterns

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