Fódhla is the second shawl in my Irish trilogy shawl set.
She is a sister shawl to Ériu.
She is what I like to call a medium size shawl and she is knit in Emerald Eve a yarn once again from Life in the Long Grass, hand-dyed right here in Ireland. This is a wonderfully soft superwash merino with a touch of nylon for some added strength and wear.
Again I can’t say it too much how I love to use yarn from right here in Ireland.
Green was once again chosen as a reflection of the many shades of green to be seen here in Ireland.
Being a sister shawl to Ériu, Fódhla has some similarities to her. Green was the chosen colour with a beads added on. Both have panels running up them with a matching border to hug the outside but that’s where the similarities end.
Fódhla has panels of wavy lace running along her length with spots of glitter and sparkle where the light catches the beads woven into these panels.
Along the outside she has a matching wavy lace panel to just hug the outside of the shawl.
In Irish mythology legend says that Ériu who along with her sisters Banbha and Fodhla wanted Ireland to be named after her.
Ériu won that right and as the language changed over the years Ériu became Éire. But Banbha and Fódhla are sometimes still used as poetic names for Ireland.
I’ve always felt you can’t have one without having all three of the sisters.