I have put up a brief video tutorial on the Bird’s Eye Lace on my blog. Click here to view.
This shawl is knit using a traditional Shetland construction. It begins with a garter stitch triangle increasing from the point outwards. Stitches are then easily picked up from the very visible yarn over loops along the edges and the border is worked outwards from the triangle. The shawl is finished with an edging that is knitted sideways and attached to the live stitches of the border as it is being worked.
Two sizes are given. The brown shawl is the smaller of the two. Written and charted instructions are provided.
Make it in your favorite fingering weight yarn (shown in Malabrigo Sock) and enjoy the garter stitch goodness draped around your neck!
‘Aestlight’ means ‘east light’ in Shetland dialect.
Approximately 45 inches/114 cm (52 inches/132 cm wide) and 17 inches/43 cm (21 inches/53 cm) long.
There is a generous amount of give in this shawl at the blocking stage.
• US #6/4mm 32 inch or 24 inch circular needle
• 440 (550) yrds fingering weight yarn
• Stitch markers
• Row counter
24 sts and 42 rows= 4 inches in garter stitch using US #6/4mm needle.