A dramatic rectangular shawl inspired by traditional Shetland lace-knitting.
The main panel of the shawl is worked first, flat, then an inner border is picked up around all edges and worked in the round. Finally a lace edging is knitted on perpendicularly, around the entire perimeter of the shawl.
The lace patterns are given both as charts and as full written instructions.
- 3.5 mm (US 4) circular needles
- One 3.5 mm (US 4) double-pointed needle (optional, for working edging)
- One cable needle
- Smooth waste yarn in contrasting colour
- Tapestry needle
- Four stitch markers
- Standard lace incs and decs, e.g. yo, ssk, k2tog, sl1k2psso
- Picking up sts
- Provisional CO (the invisible provisional CO is recommended)
- Knitting on an edging perpendicularly (explained in pattern)
When knitted to the given gauge, the finished shawl will measure 70” (178 cm) long and 17” (43 cm) wide (after blocking).