Drummie Bees and Snowflakes by Michael Harrigan

Drummie Bees and Snowflakes

February 2018
Tangled Yarn Mabel & Ivy Coast
Lace ?
23 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Snowflake Pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1910 yards (1747 m)
Length 59.5" Width 19.5

This rectangular knit shawl is worked from the bottom edge up and features horizontal panels of Shetland lace patterns. Earlier this year I visited the Shetland Islands, and on Unst, the northernmost island, I had the opportunity to learn a few traditional lace stitch patterns. Two traditional Unst patterns—Norik Drummie Bees (bumblebees) and Flukra (gently falling snowflakes)—are featured in this design. These are examples of true knitted lace in that the patterns are worked on both sides of the fabric.