Mol Eire


Small – Underarm (buttoned) 90cm. Waist 75cm. Length 46cm.
Medium – Underarm (buttoned) 97cm. Waist 84cm. Length 48cm.
Large – Underarm (buttoned) 106cm. Waist 92.5cm. Length 50cm.

This kit includes a colour-printed pattern card with full instructions in all sizes and all the yarn required to make Mol Eire in your chosen size.


The shoreline of the Isle of Lewis is a varied and constantly changing environment. From the Tràigh Mhòr at Tolsta, with its beautiful, long stretch of beach in colours that would not look out of place on a Mediterranean shore, to the shingle beaches at Brue which are constantly pounded by the Atlantic Ocean, there are myriad sources of inspiration.

The constant motion of the waves on stones of the west coast of Lewis has created tombolas and beaches of overlapping, rounded shingles sorted into size as if by some invisible giant hand. They are covered and uncovered by the waves and sea foam, revealing and hiding the striped patterns of the shingle. Mol Eire (Gaelic – High Shingle Beach) is designed to echo the layers of pleasingly rounded stones with a border of two rows of overlapping shingles. They are edged in different colours of Hebridean 2 Ply, and followed by a striped border which then gives way to a stocking stitch body in Hebridean 3 Ply.

The highly original design and construction elements of Mol Eire, make for a very enjoyable project which is well within the scope all knitters who have mastered the basic techniques.