Fir Cone Lace Shawl & Scarf
Plus ideas for using edgings
Designer Becky ffitch, our lace teacher, was inspired by the traditional Shetland lace patterns found in historic stitch dictionaries. Our rectangular shawl and scarf begin with sideways sawtooth garter-stitch edgings. The length is then knitted in a classic Fir Cone eyelet pattern that’s lacy enough to make you feel pretty and opaque enough to be cozy. Just the thing for a tromp on the moors!
The pattern also includes instructions for creating a simple lace edging, shown here sewn to a silk half-slip peeking out from under our skirt. The pattern gives other ideas for how to use this sweet little strip of knitted lace.
Shawl: Approx. 19 x 80”/48 x 203cm, after blocking.
Scarf: Approx. 71⁄2 x 72”/19 x 183cm, after blocking.
Shawl: 7 skeins Jamieson’s Shetland Ultra (210 yds /192m each); shown in Color 102. Or approx. 1470 yds/1345m of an equivalent lace-weight yarn.
Scarf: 2 skeins Isager Spinni Wool 1 (330 yds/302m each); shown in Color 15s. Or approx. 660 yds/604m of lace-weight yarn.
Edging only: Approx. 3–4yds/m of lace-weight yarn per inch of knitted edging; shown in Isager Spinni Wool 1 for skirt edging.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 4 (3.5mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Plus spare needle same size or smaller.
4 locking stitch markers. Darning needle to finish.
Blocking wires and/or T-pins.