Faroese Shawl by Marilyn van Keppel

Faroese Shawl

November 2000
Sport (12 wpi) ?
15 stitches = 4 inches
in garter stitch using size 10 (6mm) needle (blocked)
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
874 - 1200 yards (799 - 1097 m)
LARGE 47" deep by 90" wide; SMALL 24" deep by 63" wide
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Errata available: knittinguniverse.com

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements:

  • LARGE 47” deep by 90” wide
  • SMALL 24” deep by 63” wide


  • LARGE Schoolhouse Press Unspun Icelandic (3½oz/100g; 300yds/273m; wool) 4 wheels, Silver Grey
  • SMALL Cashmere America 100% cashmere 2-ply (1¾oz/50g; 437yds/400m; cashmere) 2 skeins Oatmeal


  • LARGE Size 10 (6mm) circular needle, 29”/72cm
  • SMALL Size 3 (3.25mm) circular needle, 24”/60cm
  • or sizes to obtain gauge


  • Tapestry needle
  • 4 markers, 3 of one color, 1 of a contrasting color
  • Rust-proof T-pins

Blocked Gauge:

  • LARGE 15 sts to 4”/10cm in garter st using size 10 (6mm) needle
  • SMALL 24 sts to 4”/10cm in garter st using size 3 (3.25mm) needle

Construction Notes: “This shawl is worked back and forth in garter st on circular needles, beginning at lower edge. It is edged on each side by a garter st band, and the Side Panel chart is worked on both sides of the Center Panel. The size of this shawl depends on the yarn and needles used; both shawls are made exactly the same way.”


  1. Only odd-numbered rows are charted. All even rows are worked as foll: Sl 1 purlwise, k to end.
  2. See Techniques, p. 162, for cable cast-on, garter st grafting, and sl2tog-k1-p2sso.