Fairyhill Shawl by Helen Stewart

Fairyhill Shawl

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 800 yards (366 - 732 m)
Small (Medium)
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This pattern is part of the second Shawl Society eBook - you can buy the collection here: The Shawl Society 2

Ethereal. Enchanting. Unexpected.
Throughout the British Isles, a rich and mysterious folklore surrounds the rumoured homes of the fairy folk: the fairy hill. This is where the fairy folk gather far beneath the stones and moss. It is a place where a curious traveller passing at dawn or dusk might hear the pipes and harps of an otherworldly band, where a visitor may step through a luminous door. Drink a sparkling goblet of fairy wine, taste the fruit of a fairy feast, and you may find yourself dancing months or years of your life away in the space of a single night. A fairy hill is a threshold to another secret world, which makes it the perfect inspiration for the first design of The Shawl Society Season II.

The Fairyhill Shawl calls on these tales of a private realm where mystery and magical company beckon. Its graceful crescent shape and beautiful lace recall the flowers and leaves that flutter across the fae kingdom. This shawl will add a touch of enchantment to your everyday outfits, and with a little sparkle in your yarn or a scatter of twinkling beads it is fit for any revelry. The pattern includes two sizes: the small is perfect for a single spellbinding skein, and the medium colour-blocked version offers opportunities to experiment with bewitching colour combinations.


Finished Measurements
Approximately 137cm (54”) diameter across straight top edge
38cm (15”) neck to bottom edge
Approximately 168cm (66”) diameter across straight top edge
48cm (19”) neck to bottom edge

The Wool Barn Sparkle Sock 75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Gold Stellina; 400m/436yds per 100g skein, 1 x 100g skein,
Colourway: Fairyhill


The Wool Barn Twist Sock 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon; 365m/400yds per 100g skein, 1 x
100g skein,
Colourway: Fairyhill


100g of fingering or sock weight yarn totaling approximately 340m/372yds (actual yarn used)

Eden Cottage Yarns Milburn 4ply 85% Bluefaced Leicester, 15% Silk, 200m/218yds per 50g ball, 4 x 50g balls,
2 x Colour: Natural
2 x Colour: Steel


140g of fingering or sock weight yarn totaling approximately 560m/610yds
70g of each colour for a two colour shawl (actual yarn used)

4mm (US 6), 80/100cm (32/40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)

Tapestry needle
1 Stitch marker
If using beads (optional)
US Steel Size 12/1.0mm Crochet hook (or hook small enough to fit through holes in beads)
Approx. 230 beads / 19g size 6 seed beads (beads used in sample are Miyuki beads)
Approx. 360 beads / 29g size 6 seed beads

22 sts/28 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch after blocking