Fir Tree Lace Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark

Fir Tree Lace Shawl

October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
575 yards (526 m)
30" x 60" (76 cm x 152.5 cm) and easily can be customized
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I live in the Evergreen State, perhaps one reason I’ve always loved the Shetland tree lace. A modified version of that lace was used for this shawl with construction inspired by the beautiful garter stitch lace triangles Robert Powell designed in the 1990’s.

The shawl starts with the bottom point of the edging, and side edgings are knit as the body is worked. At the top, the corners are mitered with short rows, and the top stitches are bound off with an edging that folds back to form a scalloped collar.

The simple garter stitch lace repeats over 12 rows, making it easy to customize for other sizes and yarns. The lace can be worked from charts or written instructions, and the sample was knit with Shetland 2-ply yarn.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Blocked Size
30” (76 cm) deep, and 60” (152.5 cm) across top

125g (575 yds/525 m) Shetland 2-ply yarn (13 wpi)

Sample Shawl
5 25g balls Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift 2-ply yarn, Color 319 “Artichoke”