Brimnes Lace Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark

Brimnes Lace Shawl

June 2010
Lace ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
445 - 495 yards (407 - 453 m)
2 sizes and can be customized
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Errata for Brimnes Lace Shawl downloaded before June 15, 2012: Page 1: Corrected Larger Size Shawl Color B Pale Gray to number 1026 (not 2048).
Page 5: Corrected Chart 1 to remove extra stitch on left side of Row 4 and above. Written instructions were correct.

The name for this small stockinette stitch lace shawl was inspired by poet Bill Holm’s wonderful book, The Windows of Brimnes. In it, he explains that brim means surf and nes means peninsula or headlands in Icelandic. With its border of Icelandic shell lace—or old shale as it is called in the Barbara Walker Treasuries—this crescent shaped shawl reminds me of land reaching out into the sea.

It starts at the top with bands of Icelandic spider lace and increases every row along the top edge to elongate the ends. An option is included for a plain stockinette stitch top.

At the bottom border, waves of shell lace can be knit in a variety of colors. Instructions are given for two sizes, and the size can be customized.

Designed for Istex Einband Lace yarn, it also can be knit in a variety of other lace, fingering, and Shetland/sport/DK weight yarns.

Pattern includes both written instructions and charts.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Small: 19” (48cm) deep and 60” (152.5cm) wide
Large: 21” (53cm) deep and 64” (163cm) wide

Istex Einband Lace, 100 percent wool, fingering weight (17 wpi) yarn

Small Size Shawl: Total of 90g (445 yds/407m)—Color A 40g (198 yds/181m); Color B 14g (69 yds/63m); Color C 16g (79 yds/72m); Color D 20g (99 yds/90m)

Cream & Gray Larger Size Shawl (with Cream top): Total of 100g (494 yds/450m)—Color A Cream 0851 44g (217 yds/198m); Color B Pale Gray 1026 16g (79 yds/72m); Color C Medium Gray 1027 18g (89 yds/81m); Color D Natural Black 0151 22g (109yds/100m)

Cream & Brown Large Size Shawl (with Cream top): Total of 100g (494 yds/450m)—Color A Cream 0851 44g (217 yds/198m); Color B Pale Brown 1038 16g (79 yds/72m); Color C Medium Brown 0885 18g (89 yds/81m); Color D Dark Brown 0867 22g (109yds/100m)